An uncaptioned photo in the Numero Group's recent book about south-side nightlife in the 70s set Jake Austen on the trail of this story about one crazy week in the life of longtime promoter Helen Wooten.
The city endured two riots in 1968--the one that everyone's been talking about, and the one that everyone seems to have forgotten. Here's a belated look back at the latter, the April uprising that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King.
He was one of the mid-20th century's most prolific photographers. Now, at 92, Shay's getting the vast archive that fills his home in order, and he's finally receiving the appreciation from the art world he's long deserved.