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    • Anthony Scariano, Sr.

    • Park Forest--History; Park Forest--Integration; Park Forest--Politics and government; Park Forest--Schools--Integration
    • Anthony "Tony" Scariano, Sr. was a resident of Park Forest by October 1948. He was the lawyer who represented the people who sold to the first African-American family to move in to Park Forest in 1959. He spent a term as a State Representative. He...
    • Judge Henry X. Dietch

    • Park Forest--History; Park Forest--Officials and employees; Park Forest--Government; Park Forest--Integration; Park Forest--Village Presidents
    • Henry Dietch came to the village in February, 1949 with his wife Shirley. He was in attendance at the tent meeting in November 1948. Judge Dietch served as the second village president from October 10, 1950 until April 26, 1955. He later served as...
    • Larry Clark

    • Park Forest--History; Park Forest--Integration; Park Forest--Schools
    • Larry Clark was the first African-American to purchase and build a house in the village of Park Forest. His home was in the new Lincolnwood Subdivision, at 205 N. Orchard. The house was built in 1965. He grew up in East Chicago Heights, and chose...
    • Leona DeLue

    • Park Forest--History; Park Forest--Schools; Integration--Illinois--Park Forest; National Council of Jewish Women
    • Leona DeLue, her husband Ross, and their five year-old daughter, Mary, were one of the first three families to move in to Park Forest in August 1948. Because the DeLues were the only one of the three families to remain in Park Forest, they were...
    • Yvonne Robinson

    • Park Forest-History; Park Forest--Integration
    • Yvonne Robinson grew up in Chicago Heights and watched Park Forest being built. She moved here with her husband, Leonard, and two of her sons in about 1963. She was in education all of her working life, ending up in grade school administration. In...
    • Roots of Racial Diversity Formed 35 Years Ago

    • Planned Communities--United States--Illinois; City Planning--United States--Illinois; Park Forest (Ill.)--Race Relations; Park Forest (Ill.)--Social Conditions; Park Forest (Ill.)--Social Life and Customs--1945--1970; Park Forest (Ill.)--Integration
    • Dr. Larry McClellan, a professor, retired from Governors State University, and a noted local historian, writes the column, "Time Frame," which runs once a month in the Star Newspaper. In this article he writes about the Park Forest Human Relations...
    • Bill Simpson

    • Subjects Park Forest-History; Park Forest--Integration
    • Bill Simpson was one of the founders of the local chapter of the NAACP. He moved to Park Forest with his family in December 1963 to make a civil rights statement. In his transcript he describes how his family was received, how his daughter fared in...
    • Harold Brown

    • Suburbs--United States--History; Real estate development--United States--History; Suburban homes--United States--History; Suburban life--United States--History; Park Forest (Il.)--History; School integration--Illinois
    • History of Park Forest, Illinois, a post-World War II planned community.
      Harold Brown came to Park Forest in 1955. He became a community leader, serving on the school boards of District 163 and 227. Later than this oral history interview, he...
    • J. Ron McLeod

    • Park Forest, (Ill.)--History; Park Forest, (Ill.)--Politics and Government; Park Forest, (Ill.)--Politics and Government--Philosophy; Park Forest, (Ill.)--Social Life and Customs--20th Century; Suburbs--United States--Illinois--20th Century;...
    • J. Ron McLeod moved to Park Forest, Illinois in 1950. This interview was done in 2000, just before his 80th birthday. Ron and his first wife originally lived in two different townhouses, in the original rental area. Later, they bought a house on...
    • Edward Waterman

    • Park Forest, (Ill.)--History; Race Relations--United States--Illinois--History--20th Century
    • Edward Waterman and his wife moved to Park Forest in November 1948. Mr. Waterman was involved in the development of Park Forest and was a member of the first school board in District 163. In this interview he speaks of managing the rental...
    • Bernard G. Cunningham

    • Park Forest (Ill.)--History
    • Bernard G. Cunningham moved to Park Forest with his wife Florence in 1951. He quickly became involved in Park Forest politics. He served as Village President from April 1961 to April 1971.
      In Part 1 of his oral history he explains why he came to...
    • History Search Packet - Teaching Park Forest History

    • Planned communities--United States--Illinois; City planning--United States--Illinois; Park Forest (Ill.)--Race relations; Park Forest (Ill.)--Social Conditions; Park Forest (Ill.)--Social life and customs--1945-1970; Park Forest...
    • The History Search Packet was produced by D. Stanley Moore, a former teacher at Rich East High School. He was one of the earliest teachers at the school, so lived many years in the village. The packet was created as part of a workshop that Dr....

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