Chicago, Illinois -- Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Kathie Kane-Willis, the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Chicago Urban League, poses for a portrait near where she takes the train to work in Garfield Park in Chicago.
From Joseph P Williams's story: "In West Garfield Park, a once vibrant African-American community crippled in the violence and destruction unleashed after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, opportunities to get a quality education, a decent-paying job or away for good are rarer than hen’s teeth. Mind-altering substances, however – from booze to the harder, illegal stuff that can instantly replace misery with euphoria – are as common as the boarded-up businesses along nearby Chicago Avenue."
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for U.S. News & World Report