Abstract

Art Ledger describes being the first African American taxidermist in the United States, as well as the first African American to own property in his Near West Side neighborhood. He explains how the Near West Side has changed demographically over time and describes his experience organizing fellow community members to improve their neighborhood, with a focus on diversity and community camaraderie.

Creator

Ledger, Art (interviewee)

Creator

Nemeth, Sarah (interviewer)

Project

Metro West

Date

6-4-2017

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

52 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
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