Bunny of Chicago
Finding Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on a Chicago map, I went to see what I could find. On the train, I was confused on where I had to switch from a red-line to the green-line. I turned to ask someone sitting near me for help and a man offered directions to help. As the train kept going along, we got to talking and he joined me in finding the street. His name is Bunny who grew up in Mississipi and moved to Chicago just after high school.
I asked Bunny about Mississipi, on what it was like to growing up. He described his community as being a community of respect and discipline. Kids often respected their elders, regardless if it was their parents or not. He said times have changed. During our walk, Bunny often echoed how he doesn't judge people on the color of their skin, but in the content of their character.
After exploring the area for a bit, we headed back downtown for lunch and then parted ways. He was quoting a painting job with a client and I continued on.
Thanks Bunny, for the time and friendship.
(42 is for Jackie)
This story is part of an on-going project called, "Meet Me At MLK Blvd." Click here for more info