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Stephen Douglas

West Side Park Officially Renamed For Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass

The Park District finalized the renaming after previously stripping the name of Civil War-era Senator Stephen A. Douglas from the park.

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 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

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