500 years have passed since the fall of the Aztec capitol. But like that city, Pilsen’s power lies not in its buildings, but in its people.
Ismael Cuevas Jr.
Ismael Cuevas lives in the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago. He has written for the South Side Weekly and Better Bike Share Partnership and plans to continue writing about Mexican and Latino history in Chicago. He recently completed the BBSP and NACTO 2021 Transportation Justice Fellowship. Ismael received his M.A. degree in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.