Patricia Devine-Reed was the leader of the Concerned Citizens of Lincoln Park (later called the Concerned Citizens Survival Front of Lincoln Park), the first group to protest urban renewal plans on the grounds that Puerto Ricans and African Americans were being displaced from their homes and priced out of the renewing neighborhood. Ms. Devine-Reed also helped to organize the broad-based Lincoln Park Poor People’s Coalition to try to save the poor from being forced out of their homes in Lincoln Park.
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