ECONOMIC MOBILITY IN CHICAGO'S PROJECTS
When the Robert Taylor Homes Projects were opened in Chicago in 1962, Mayor Richard Daley had high hopes. "This project represents the future of a great city, it represents vision. We know that this community needs a better environment in which the future generation of a great city will be raised," he said at the grand opening of the public housing project.
Well that generation was made up of people like Sylvester Monroe. He grew up there and was able to live up to Mayor Daley's vision. But most who lived there... didn't.
Click play above to hear about the black men and women who lived in the Robert Taylor Homes, and to hear how a new generation of young black people are getting by in the projects.