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After Douglass Park Renamed, Panel Will Review North Lawndale Monuments — And Propose New Ones — Wednesday

Citing Stephen Douglas' racist past, students successfully rallied to rename a park for Frederick and Anna Murray Douglass last summer. Now, local leaders will rethink old monuments and imagine new ones "that reflect our history for generations to come."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

How Did These Students Get The City To Change The Name Of Douglass Park? They Built Collective Power And Didn’t Back Down

Students made history by pushing city officials to rename Douglas Park. They shared the lessons they learned with Block Club Chicago — and gave advice to other young organizers.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Signs Come Down To Make Way For New Name: Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass Park

The signs were removed just a day after the Park District Board voted to remove the name of Stephen Douglas from the park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Is No More, Clearing Way To Honor Abolitionists Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass

The board will rename the park after a 45-day public comment period.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

How Should Chicago Rename Its Public Parks? Here’s How To Weigh In With Your Ideas

The changes come after a years-long effort to change Douglas Park to Douglass Park in honor of abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Anna Murray-Douglass.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Will Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass, But Students Pushing For Change Say They Were Left Out

Youth organizers were not notified about the board meeting and were not invited to speak with the board about their proposal before it voted.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Will Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass, Park District Board Says: ‘We Have Heard You’

After West Side students lobbied for the change for years, the Park District Board unanimously voted to start the park renaming process Wednesday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Will Douglas Park Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass? After Years Of Student Activism, Park District Calls Emergency Meeting To Decide

West Side students lobbied the city to rename the park for years to no avail. But after protesters tried to pull down the Columbus statue, the city is listening.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Should Honor Frederick Douglass, Not A White Supremacist, West Side Students Say

For years, students have tried to rename the park for the famed abolitionist who was formerly enslaved. They are relaunching their campaign Saturday with a teach-in at the park and a fundraiser.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Should Chicago Tear Down Columbus Statues And Other Monuments? Aldermen Planning Ordinance To Do That

Two aldermen want to remove the city's two Christopher Columbus statues and the Balbo monument outside of Soldier Field, and they hope to rename Douglas Park on the West Side.

Downtown

Stephen Douglas Park Is Now Frederick Douglass Park Thanks To A Rogue Painter Who Changed The Signs

After years of asking the Park District to rename Douglas Park to no avail, someone took matters into their own hands.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here’s How NOT To Be A Rude Jerk At Riot Fest, According To Douglas Park Neighbors

North Lawndale neighbors weighed in on everything from public urination (you monster!) to getting involved locally after the fest closes.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

There’s A Poem Hidden In This New 150-Foot-Long Word Search In Douglas Park

"It's really promoting the power of words, and it also is promoting the power of poetry."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Is Getting Its Mini-Golf Course Back After Students, Artists Step Up To Save It

Lawndale artist Haman Cross got the ball rolling, and student artists helped design a complete course overhaul.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cinespace Is ‘Trying To Take Over’ Our Neighborhood, Furious West Side Residents Tell Aldermen

Plans for a closed Cinespace campus have been years in the making, but the street closures put pedestrians in harm's way, neighbors say.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale