May 5, 2013

Bristol Place Speaks: Let us rejoice

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By Latifah Al-Hazza — Located on Bellefontaine Street in Bristol Place, the Apostolic Faith Church is a place where people come to share their stories with one another. Tears of joy and sorrow flow during Sunday services as parishioners sing, pray and testify about their triumphs, misfortunes, aspirations and needs. They come for the fellowship, but most of all, they come to worship.

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 the 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.