How did politicians get elected in Rogers Park in the late twentieth century?
Pre-College Summer Scholars at Loyola University Chicago sought answers to this question by exploring a collection of historical political materials housed at the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. As part of a week-long course on public history, students analyzed dozens of primary sources and organized them into a digital exhibit. Follow the links below to join the scholars in uncovering the changing influence of Chicago’s Democratic Machine over time and discover Rogers Park’s robust legacy of political activism.
Pre-College Summer Scholars: Jesus Alfaro, Alyssa Cantrell, Izzy Colón, Catherine deJesus, Amanda Didier, Lazaro Guerrero, Madeline Kirch, Emma Stockman, Allison Szywala, Caroline Uhlig
Instructor: Rachel Boyle