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  • ’63 Boycott raw: Jill Willis and Annette Stricland Interview

    ’63 Boycott raw: Jill Willis and Annette Stricland Interview

    Camera original footage shot for the documentary ’63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films. ’63 Boycott is a thirty-minute documentary and web project highlighting the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School (CPS) Boycott (also known as Freedom Day). One of the largest Civil Rights demonstrations in the city’s history, on October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups, local activists, and 250,000 students staged a mass boycott and demonstration against the Chicago Board of Education to protest racial segregation and inadequate resources for Black students. This interview features Annette Stricland and her daughter Jill Willis, who marched in the 1963 Boycott. Continue reading

  • 63′ Boycott raw: 2013 City Wide Boycott

    63′ Boycott raw: 2013 City Wide Boycott

    Camera original footage shot for the documentary ’63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films. ’63 Boycott is a thirty-minute documentary and web project highlighting the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School (CPS) Boycott (also known as Freedom Day). One of the largest Civil Rights demonstrations in the city’s history, on October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups, local activists, and 250,000 students staged a mass boycott and demonstration against the Chicago Board of Education to protest racial segregation and inadequate resources for Black students. On August 28, 2013, nearly 50 years after the 1963 Freedom Day, activists from several Chicago community groups called for a one-day boycott of Chicago Public Schools. Their action came in response to the Chicago Board of Education’s decision to close 49 elementary schools and a high school program. Activists held a demonstration in front of the Chicago School Board’s downtown office, followed by a march to City Hall. Citing discriminatory practices and unequal distribution of resources to neighborhoods of predominately working class African-American and Latino residents, demonstrators called for a publicly elected school board. Continue reading

  • ’63 Boycott raw: Lorne Cress Love Interview

    ’63 Boycott raw: Lorne Cress Love Interview

    Camera original footage shot for the documentary ’63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films. ’63 Boycott is a thirty-minute documentary and web project highlighting the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School (CPS) Boycott (also known as Freedom Day). One of the largest Civil Rights demonstrations in the city’s history, on October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups, local activists, and 250,000 students staged a mass boycott and demonstration against the Chicago Board of Education to protest racial segregation and inadequate resources for Black students. This interview features Lorne Cress Love, organizer for the ’63 Boycott with the Chicago area Friends of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and founder of the Woodlawn Community School, which teaches an African-centered curriculum. She is the sister of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. Continue reading

  • ’63 Boycott raw: Sandra Murray Interview

    ’63 Boycott raw: Sandra Murray Interview

    Camera original footage shot for the documentary ’63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films. ’63 Boycott is a thirty-minute documentary and web project highlighting the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School (CPS) Boycott (also known as Freedom Day). One of the largest Civil Rights demonstrations in the city’s history, on October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups, local activists, and 250,000 students staged a mass boycott and demonstration against the Chicago Board of Education to protest racial segregation and inadequate resources for Black students. This interview features Sandra Murray, professor of cell biology at the University of Pittsburgh. Murray was a student at Ogden International High School and participated in the 1963 and 1966 school boycotts. Continue reading

  • ’63 Boycott raw: Sylvia Fischer Interview

    ’63 Boycott raw: Sylvia Fischer Interview

    Camera original footage shot for the documentary ’63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films. ’63 Boycott is a thirty-minute documentary and web project highlighting the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School (CPS) Boycott (also known as Freedom Day). One of the largest Civil Rights demonstrations in the city’s history, on October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups, local activists, and 250,000 students staged a mass boycott and demonstration against the Chicago Board of Education to protest racial segregation and inadequate resources for Black students. This interview features Sylvia Fischer, a former elementary schoolteacher in the Hyde Park/Kenwood neighborhood and organizer with the Chicago-area Friends of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Continue reading

  • ’63 Boycott raw: Sandra Murray and Charlotte Murray Interview

    ’63 Boycott raw: Sandra Murray and Charlotte Murray Interview

    Camera original footage shot for the documentary ’63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films. ’63 Boycott is a thirty-minute documentary and web project highlighting the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School (CPS) Boycott (also known as Freedom Day). One of the largest Civil Rights demonstrations in the city’s history, on October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups, local activists, and 250,000 students staged a mass boycott and demonstration against the Chicago Board of Education to protest racial segregation and inadequate resources for Black students. This interview is with scientist Sandra Murray and her sister, Charlotte Murray. Continue reading

  • ’63 Boycott raw: Natalie Moore Interview

    ’63 Boycott raw: Natalie Moore Interview

    Camera original footage shot for the documentary ’63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films. ’63 Boycott is a thirty-minute documentary and web project highlighting the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School (CPS) Boycott (also known as Freedom Day). One of the largest Civil Rights demonstrations in the city’s history, on October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups, local activists, and 250,000 students staged a mass boycott and demonstration against the Chicago Board of Education to protest racial segregation and inadequate resources for Black students. This interview features Natalie Moore, reporter at Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation. Continue reading

  • ’63 Boycott raw: Charles Smith Interview

    ’63 Boycott raw: Charles Smith Interview

    Camera original footage shot for the documentary ’63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films. ’63 Boycott is a thirty-minute documentary and web project highlighting the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School (CPS) Boycott (also known as Freedom Day). One of the largest Civil Rights demonstrations in the city’s history, on October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups, local activists, and 250,000 students staged a mass boycott and demonstration against the Chicago Board of Education to protest racial segregation and inadequate resources for Black students. This interview is with architect Charles Smith, a former organizer and leader with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Continue reading

 
 
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