The following reference to the effort to save the home of Black Panther Fred Hampton reminds me that Chicago did notthing to save the apartment building where Ronald Reagan lived as a child:
Former Illinois Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton’s son is leading an effort to save and repurpose his father’s childhood home. Last Sunday, one of those potential sites, Proviso East High School, dedicated its Social Justice Room to Hampton, a 1966 graduate. The dedication in the school auditorium featured impassioned speeches by Illinois senate majority leader Kimberly Lightford and house speaker Chris Welch, among many others.
Marathon Pundit highlighted the opportunity, but Chicago officials allowed the Reagan apaetment building’s demolition.
Democrats are talking about putting a statue of Reagan on the Capitol grounds, however.