Mayor Washington laid the foundation and pathway to the rise of President Obama. This is the Chicago way. Just as the Rhythmisitc visual Art Movement along with the launch of the Black Age of Comics laid the template for current trends in the arts that bring diversity to the forefront.
My students come from everywhere to learn to be better. Art is a healing and expressive agent. The Ism-Schims prevail to undermine so much. Classism, Sexism, Racism and of course Agism.