“That’s my adopted name; I don’t know what my real name is”

Janice Nicholson-Hardy sits at a bus stop on the corner of 11th and Mitchell.

Nicholson-Hardy grew up “all over” Milwaukee. She “traveled,” she says – when she couldn’t take it anymore, somewhere, she would leave. “I was destitute…they say I had good times but I can’t remember.”

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“You grow up, you have kids and everything changes”

Farence Rogers walks down Historic Mitchell Street on his way back home from El Rey Foods.

Rogers has lived in Milwaukee almost all his life but he hasn’t just stuck to one part of the city – he’s lived on the north, west and south sides. “This city is not that big so why limit yourself?” says Rogers. “You’ve gotta be able to mingle with everybody.”

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