In the 1960s, Chicago’s white neighborhoods didn’t want Mexican Americans moving in. But one determined real estate broker changed everything.
Mike Amezcua is assistant professor of history at Georgetown University. He teaches and publishes on US and Latinx history, urban history, racial inequality, politics, and immigration. He is the author of Making Mexican Chicago: From Postwar Settlement to the Age of Gentrification. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, and Teen Vogue.