When Bronwyn Lodato began pushing to prevent a portion of a Chicago park from being developed into a parking garage by the Obama Foundation, she never expected to be criticized as racist.
She is an African-American woman who has spent her life fighting for the black community.
Lodato has lived in Hyde Park for more than a decade. She is more than sensitive to both the city’s racial tensions and the needs of her neighbors.
“All I wanted to do was make sure my kids could play with no garage in their park,” Ms. Lodato told the Chicago Tribune. “I have three young children and we live in a condo and the Midway is our yard. My story is simply, how can we keep the park so our kids could play there?”
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