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. Ruby Taylor lived in East Garfield Park her entire life. Born in 1958, Ms. Taylor remembered a neighborhood with businesses along Madison Street, including theaters, car dealerships, grocery stores, restaurants, and Black-owned businesses. She described the unrest of 1968 and the neighborhood abandonment that followed. Ms. Taylor worked as the director of TAPROOTS, a social service provider focusing on youth and family programming.