May 5, 2013

Bristol Place Speaks: Juanita Moody, owner in Bristol Place since 1951

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By Delphine Dargegen – Juanita Moody, 92, has spent most of her life in Bristol Place. Today she is threatened by the city’s possible plans to demolish her house and make her move. She explains the hard and happy times she lived in her little house to make us understand why she is ready to fight to keep it.

This project is the culmination of 15 University of Illinois students’ work during fall 2012 as part of the multimedia reporting course taught by Professor Charles “Stretch” Ledford. The students followed their subjects and reported on their lives throughout Champaign’s decision-making about the fate of the Bristol Place neighborhood. The students did not aim to include this in their reporting, however. They simply wanted to tell the tales of the neighborhood’s residents. To read more, visit Bristol Place Speaks.