Colette Payne of the Museum’s Oral History Corps recently interviewed Kim Foxx, Cook County’s State’s Attorney. Foxx grew up in Cabrini-Green and was raised by her mother, Gennell Wilson, who encouraged her to study hard in school.
While she was on the campaign trail, she stated that "We need someone who has a vision to do something different," in reference to her lived experience in Cabrini-Green. Her historic victory as the first African American woman to lead the State’s Attorney’s Office resonants during a time that demands for more transparency and equity from our criminal justice system.
Thanks to Colette for your work!