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“[This was] the perfect opportunity to capture this history and have a permanent installation in the school so when our students walk into their school their history rises up to greet them." - Carolyn Elaine, pictured standing in front of the mural she created.

“[This was] the perfect opportunity to capture this history and have a permanent installation in the school so when our students walk into their school their history rises up to greet them." - Carolyn Elaine, pictured standing in front of the mural she created.

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Burnside Elementary Commemorates 1962 Sit-In with Mural

In recognition of 17 mothers and 27 students that staged a sit-in at Burnside Scholastic Academy (BSA), 650 E. 91st Pl., on January 2, 1962, a 300 sq. ft. tile mural was unveiled at the school last week. The Burnside sit-in was one of the first acts that led to end segregation within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system and helped ignite Chicago's Civil Rights movement.