Park Street Cultural Tour

Home on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
Experiencing Community
What the Kids Said

Day One
Chadbourne College
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Trinity Church
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Yee's Laundry
La Movida
Mercado Marimar
Bram's Addition

Day Two
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Romnes Apartments
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Miracle's Home
Neighborhood House
Italian Workmen's Club
Family Potluck

Day Three
Meriter Hospital
Bayview Mural
Bocce Ball
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Mexico Lindo
Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Day Four
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Eugene Parks
Quality Ace Hardware
Oriental Shop
Lakeside Fibers
Chicken Underground
Family Daycare
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Multicultural Center

Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2

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Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Interviewed at Chadbourne Residential College

420 North Park Street

Sadie PearsonSadie has seven kids. Sadie was always embarrassed that she couldn't help her kids out with homework because she quit high school at fifteen. So she got a GED. Sadie Pearson went to school at M.A.T.C. [Madison Area Technical College] The University helped her with raising her family other than teaching her. Now Sadie is very very proud of herself.

She told us that now she was proud of herself because she had gotten an education and now she could help her grandkids with their homework.
–Sara K.

Sadie Pearson is a strong woman, she skipped out of school when she was fifteen, bore the laughs of the kids when she came back, and she raised a very well-educated family. I think that is strong.

Sadie raised her seven kids at the boys and girls club. Her kids made it to college and she was so happy. The drug dealers once came to the neighborhood and she called the police and they came and got them.

Richard Davis is famous worldwide as a musician. He lives a block off of Park Street. Richard Davis once taught music in Mr. Wagler's class. Mr. Wagler said that it was the best music class he ever had

Mr. Wagler asked him if he had ever been somewhere with no race issue. Richard told us he had never been somewhere without a race issue and that he had traveled all over the world.
–Sara K.

Richard David is a famous jazz musician. He is against racism and he lives right behind Octopus car wash. He eats lunch at the Curve [Diner] every morning at 7:30 and usually eats lunch at La Hacienda.

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