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  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Mark Pratt interview]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Mark Pratt interview]

    Video for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. In this tape, resident Mark Pratt gives a brief history of Cabrini Green. He talks about his family, growing up in Cabrini, security issues, future hopes to become a homeowner, living in Cabrini, and Cabrini demolition. The Pratt children talk about living in Cabrini Green, hopes for the future, hobbies, and daily happenings. The family is interviewed inside their home in Cabrini. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Mark Pratt & family]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Mark Pratt & family]

    Video for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the City of Chicago. This tape includes two interviews with Mark Pratt outside on the common grounds of Cabrini and inside his home on December 17, 1995. He talks about resident protests against the Chicago Housing Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Cabrini Green’s community, the 1992 gang truce, growing up in Cabrini, the Robert E. Byrd Academy, his family, and the effects of the demolition project on residents. Continue reading