Easter in Cabrini, 1981

In 1981, Mayor Jane Byrne decided to address criticisms of her administration’s handing of public housing by moving in to the Cabrini Green housing projects. Her brief stay culminated in an Easter celebration featuring gospel music, an Easter egg hunt, and carnival rides. Some Cabrini residents were not happy to be used as a publicity stunt and staged a small protest. This video shot by Tom Weinberg and Tom Finerty shows the festivities and the quick arrests of the peaceful … Continue reading