One Year Later:
The Robeson Issue
It’s a look back at the south side Chicago high school that stood for many things to many people in the Englewood neighborhood for nearly 40 years.
In the May 2019 South Side Weekly issue, we dedicate the print publication to the one-year marking since the closing of Robeson High School.
Print issue cover, backpage collage by Ellen Hao and Lizzie Smith, courtesy of the 1978 Robeson High School yearbook of Liz Chambers.
It’s the beginning of the end.
Despite protests and crews of concern, CPS told South Side students their fates were sealed—four Englewood high school will be closed. How did we get here? 🔊
One of the many decorated bulletin boards that covered the many walls of Robeson High School before the building was closed and torn down. Photo: Olivia Obineme