The Midway

1130 Midway Plaisance

The narrow band of green known as “The Midway” is most famous for leading the city’s visiting tourists from Washington Park along what was once the southern border of the University of Chicago, to Jackson Park, the site of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair’s famed “White City.” The Fair’s producers, a cadre of white political elites, staged a living tableau of non-white others on the Midway to represent then-popular theories of unilineal social evolution.



The Chosen Few Outgrow The Garden of The Phoenix

When Andre Hatchett showed up at 5:00 pm, a few hours into The Chosen Few Picnic at The Midway, it was so crowded he knew the event had already outgrown its new home.

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