Stories of Change
Change can be physical or mental, emotional or spiritual. Washington Park has a deep history of economic and racial changes. The stories of change that come from Washington Park residents show how the identity of the neighborhood has shifted over the last 50 years. Perceptions have changed, the houses themselves have changed, the residents have changed, and transformation of the neighborhood has begun. Current media perceptions of this neighborhood are of a place riddled with crime and racism. The media's narrow view only pushes residents towards displaying the true nature of Washington Park. The following are some examples of stories of change:
Rosalind Cox explains how changes can bring people together and alter misperceptions.
Lamont Davis explains transformation and change in Washington Park.
Pat Gleason talks about the spiral effect that taking care of your home can have on the neighborhood.
The Browns tell the story of how they remodeled the house.
Changes in Neighborhood Identity
Judith Howden explains demographic change and transition in Washington Park neighborhood.
Tim Richardson remembers changes in the Washington Park neighborhood.
Rosalind Cox explains the role of neighborhood residents in transforming the face of this neighborhood.
Reverend Joann Baumann describes the power and possibilities of change
Rosalind Cox explains the importance of changing one's mindset.