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. Carl and Barbara Ellis were both born in 1954 in Chicago. They met on the West Side and married in the 1970s. Both recalled their experiences in rallies with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Together they described life in the 1960s and 1970s on the West Side.