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Take a trip back to troubled 1970s Uptown with this recovered footage and glimpse some low point in the neighborhood's illustrious history. The half-hour video documents abandoned buildings in Uptown and Edgewater, some of which were compromised by fires and left open to passerby. It then turns to footage of a city hearing on mortgage redlining with neighborhood lenders standing accused of the discriminatory practice. The video wraps up with a snippet of a meeting of tenants organizing opposition to substandard housing conditions. A real pick-me-up! [Media Burn via Gapers Block]