Fairmount Hero

Black man standing on his front porch, looking out on his neighborhood.

Jim Maloney, 84, one of the first Black residents to move into Wichita’s Fairmount neighborhood, has lived in the area for more than 50 years. He’s seen his share of change over that time and is unperturbed by what’s taking place currently. “I like the change,” he says. “I mean, it’s for the better, and it looks good.” Credit: Jeff Tuttle