Evanston History, or, Everyone Old Is New Again

August 2, 2021

Recently I was curious to see how Evanston looked a mere 50 years ago, back to August of 1971. After digging through copies of The Evanston Review, what I found was both incredibly familiar and uncommonly strange, all at the same time. Stuff like . . .

“A regular review of topical news and issues as they affect Evanston’s poor and black communities, by the director of Evanston Neighbors at Work, Inc.” Ronald Scott Lee offered incisive takedowns on Evanston’s early examples of racism…


The world’s creepiest photos of abandoned children’s toys:

And finally, computers that can make art? What in the world will they come up with next?


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