A Tour of Gangland at Rockwell Gardens

A Video History of Gangs in Chicago

6. Rockwell- 27 minutes

The video has taken in teh 1990s in Chicago's now torn down Rockwell Gardens. Ivory Dillard leads a documentary maker on a remarkable tour of the projects and shows the real problems west side youth faced. The dangers of gang and drug violence are still present, though Rockwell Gardents is gone. Ivory's stirring plea for a youth center and a way to divert west side youth from violence is a reminder of the power of street knowledge and the possibilities of redirecting gang youth from a life of violence.


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1. Early Gangs
2. 1919 Race Riots
3. The Outfit Institutionalizes
4. The Gathering Storm
5. The 60s Explosion
6. War on Gangs -under development
7. Crack Wars - under development
8. Gangs Today - under development
9. Lord Thing
10. Darryl Cannon -
Jon Burge torture victim speaks
11. Rockwell Gardens - A tour of
west side gangland by Ivory Dillard