By Rebecca Fisher
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?”, these words once bellowed throughout the halls of St. Johns, ring true today as they did back then. While slavery may be no more, there are those living in Church Hill who are enslaved by the dollar signs, each and every day. Is the gentrification of the East End so sweet as to be purchased at the price of those below the poverty line? Say yes to progress, but progress for whom is the question we must ask of ourselves.