Friday, October 12, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The childhood home of Fred Hampton. | Fred Hampton Jr./Facebook
Relatives, friends and colleagues of the late civil rights activist Fred Hampton are fighting to save Hampton’s childhood home in Maywood from going into foreclosure.
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Saturday, October 6, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The Oak Park River Forest Museum’s newest exhibit, “Open House: The Legacy of Fair Housing,” runs through June 2019. | VFP
In 1937, the famous black chemist Percy Julian, then living in Maywood, wrote a letter to the editor of the Oak Park Oak Leaves newspaper in order to chime in on a controversy involving an African American star football player at Oak Park and River Forest High School.
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Saturday, September 29, 2018 || Photos by Sebastian Hidalgo & Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A member of the Proviso East High School Marching Band during the school’s homecoming parade. | Sebastian Hidalgo
Proviso East High School held its annual homecoming parade on Sept. 22, one week before Proviso West High School paraded from Bellwood to Hillside during its homecoming parade.
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