Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Richard Bradshaw, born in 1947, grew up in East Garfield Park, at 2663 West Washington Boulevard. In his interview, he recalled the feeling of community in East Garfield Park - everyone knew each other, activities at the Gold Dome building in Garfield Park, and playing baseball at the park.