Description: This collection contains videos produced by Valjean McLenighan, an independent Chicago-based video journalist. She made her initial mark on the arts and culture scene as as a “video revolutionary” in the 1970s. Her videographic work often featured third world and disadvantaged communities, and a clear social conscience. She continued fighting for human rights up until her death in 2007. Highlights of her work include documenting the election of Chicago’s first female mayor, work to abolish nuclear weapons, and personal tapes exploring the bond of female friendships.
Subjects: Gambling, Immigration, Great Depression, Nuclear disarmament, Chicago history, Sports, Greenpeace, Boxing