It’s been six years since the death of pop star Michael Jackson but his fans haven’t forgotten about him, of course. They continue to visit his childhood home in Gary, Indiana. The two-bedroom house at 2300 Jackson Street has become a tourist attraction, particularly after Jackson’s sudden death at the age of 50. The Mayor of Gary, Karen Freeman-Wilson says the Jackson Street of Dreams project is buying the house next door and turning it into a small museum shop. The mayor also says: “We are exploring the next steps to see who may be willing to fund rehabbing some other homes.”
Mayor Freeman-Wilson will be featured on an episode of Undercover Boss (December 21) which airs Wednesdays at 8pm and 9pm on CBS. Or you can learn more about Freeman-Wilson in the Chicago Tonight interview below. It’s from 2012, when she became the first female African-American mayor in the state of Indiana.