Chicago Perspectives

Throughout our time in Chicago, each student in the program has had their own unique experience from what they have seen, to who they talked to, and what they have done. Below are a few images provided by Kyana Bell, a student from Colorado College.

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Picture captured by Kyana Bell

As an independent study, Kyana created a profile on Back of the Yards, which is one of two neighborhoods in Chicago’s official community areas called New City. New City is one of Chicago’s 77 official community areas. It is located on the southwest side of the city in the South Side district.

Back of the Yards is an industrial residential neighborhood, and the name was given to it due to it being near the former Union stock yards where thousands of European immigrants in early 20th century were employees. Life in this neighborhood is also explored in the 1906 novel The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

Picture captured by Kyana Bell

Above is a corporate view of Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. The other four Great Lakes are shared by the U.S. and Canada.

Picture captured by Kyana Bell

Above is an image captured from Willis Tower. The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower, is a 108-story, 1,450-foot skyscraper in Chicago.

Picture captured by Kyana Bell

Above we see an image of one of the statues known as The Monument to the Great Northern Migration, which is located in Bronzeville, a South Side Chicago neighborhood. This monument honors the six million-odd African-Americans who traveled from the South to Chicago from 1910 to 1970. The sculpture depicts a man oriented and pointing northward, suitcase in hand, his entire outfit made of the worn soles of his shoes. It’s situated at the historic entrance to Bronzeville, a neighborhood that boomed thanks to the Great Migration.

Picture captured by Kyana Bell

Above we see one of the beautiful trees in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. With so many different buildings, art pieces, and businesses, people do not always take the time to recognize and appreciate the beauty of nature within the city.

Many beautiful people, places, and art that we have yet learn about in the city of Chicago.



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