[Slave reparations hearing at Chicago City Council – Justice for Janitors SEIU local #1 strike rally]
Footage shot by Bill Stamets for the City 2000 project that aimed to document the City of Chicago in the year 2000. The first section tapes place at a reparations hearing at the Chicago City Council, and the second half documents a Justice for Janitors SEIU local #1 strike rally. Continue reading
A film by Tom Palazzolo and Mark Rance documenting neo-Nazi activity in the Marquette Park neighborhood of Chicago on August 21, 1976. The day marked one of many conflicts between black civil rights marchers and white supremacist neighborhood groups who were mobilizing to prevent black residents from moving into the neighborhood. Continue reading
Chicago in the Year 2000 (CITY 2000) was a yearlong project documenting everyday life in Chicago.
At the turn of the millennium, more than 200 photographers captured each Chicago neighborhood, producing half a million images using processes dating from the 19th century to the present day. The project culminated in a book and a cold-storage archive housed at University of Illinois at Chicago Richard M. Daley Library. Continue reading
0:01 Color bars. 1:10 Footage from a rally. Man speaks about why they are protesting Jesse Jackson. They talk to various people about Mayor Jane Byrne. Brief audio from press conference with Byrne. Footage from first ribfest in the city. Fountain that Byrne commissioned for the city. Audio of Richard M. Daley announcing his intentions to run for Mayor. Short clips around the city. 5:48 Footage of Daley speaking on TV. Audio of Jackson talking about the past oppression caused … Continue reading
0:00 Color bars. 2:00 Camera opens to Jesse Jackson onstage with Harold Washington. Washington speaks over applause. Cut to Jackson speaking at a different podium. He introduces Washington, who comes onstage to speak about his nomination for mayor. Audio cuts in and out. 6:00 Choppy cut to footage of a man being sworn in. Choppy footage of Washington on stage at various venues. Jackson is often present, and speaks sometimes about why he supports Washington. Audio sometimes cuts out, and … Continue reading