50 Years After The April 4, 1968 Riots, Chicago’s Oldest Pharmacy Still Stands

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Edwin Muldrow stands outside of Del-Kar Pharmacy in Chicago, one of the few businesses to survive the 1968 riots that followed King’s death. | Alexa Rogals 

Edwin Muldrow, the owner of Del-Kar Pharmacy in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, can tell you what the area was like more than 50 years ago, when black-owned retailers, restaurants, barbershops, beauty salons, night clubs and laundromats contributed to a living, relatively self-sustaining local ecosystem.

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