A SOUTH SIDE WEEKLY RADIO SPECIAL PROJECT
It's bigger than a building.
In late Feburary 2018, Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously to tear down Paul Robeson High School and replace it with a new $85 million intstitution. It's a decision that many in the Englewood neighborhood were opposed, but others saw the fate inevitable. We have spent the last six months listening to students, parents, teachers, and staff that have gone through those Robeson doors in the last forty years. They shared thoughts on the evolution of Robeson, their experiences, and their stories that forever connect them to the pillar school. Here, you can read and listen to what they said.
Published June 21, 2018
By Erisa Apantaku, Olivia Obineme, Bridget Vaughn, and Bridget Newsham