Underneath the El at Wilson, I found this graffiti in December of 1975. It says, “All the women united in one body shall be as one sister.” This was the heyday of the second Women’s Liberation Movement (the first being in the 1920s). It was reaching into every part of American society. The sentiments of solidarity and sisterhood resonated powerfully with the women of Uptown. Many held low-paying jobs or were paid less than men for comparable work. On top of that, many suffered wage discrimination because of their race, another factor that contributed to Uptown’s poverty in the mid-1970s.