Product Description: "It should be in the Library of Congress and everyplace else" -Perri Small, WVON Radio Chicago"Boarded Up Chicago is 218 pages of vibrant captivating artwork" -Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Suntimes NBC 5 Chicago 2020 Making A Difference Award Winners -Chris and Zachary Slaughter: Boarded Up Chicago"218 pages of Fantastic Photography" - WFLD Fox 32 Chicago Morning ShowBoarded Up Chicago has been featured on the following Media Outlets: Chicago Suntimes, Chicago Parent Magazine, Citizens Newspaper Group, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Block Club Chicago, Reel Urban News, We Still Teach- Sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union, WKKC Radio Chicago, WVON Radio Chicago, WTTW 11 Chicago Black Voices Inaugural Season, Fox 32 Chicago Morning Show, and NBC 5 Chicago Evening News. Reviews: "This is an important Historical Document" - Thomas E. S. Miller, Amazon Purchaser"One for the History Books" - Amazon Customer"A Record of our Time. Speechless. I knew this was going to be a special render, but I didn't fathom how visually impressive this would be. I didn't fathom how emotionally impressive this would be. I didn't fathom how viscerally impressive this would be. Well Done." -Juliet Dervin, Amazon Purchaser "If you haven't bought the book yet. I encourage you to get your copy ASAP!...I'm so impressed how a dad, taking the time to spend with his son and help his son process the traumatic experience that affected all of us, and turned out into an amazing project. Thank you Chris and Zachary Slaughter for an amazing book that speaks up for all of us! It's timeless, it's part of our history and it exemplifies the beauty that came out of chaos." -Cheryl Young, FB
During the first half of 2020, Americans endured the COVID_19 Crisis, quarantine, massive loss of lives and historic unemployment. Then the death of George Floyd, yet another unarmed black man, dead at the hands of police became too much for the citizens to bear. The people rioted across the country, property was looted and destroyed. Soon store owners would board up their looted or vulnerable businesses. Afterward, the local artist used those blank wooden boards as canvases to express themselves. This book with over 200 color photographs, specifically arranged to tell our collective story, resulted. Welcome to...Boarded Up Chicago.