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  • [Quentin Young tape #3]

    Dr. Quentin Young at the house which Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived in Chicago in the 1960s, as well as Cook County Hospital, speaking on the Chicago healthcare system and the need for national health insurance. Continue reading

  • [Quentin Young tape #2]

    In a film in which the audio and video are out of sync due to playback-speed disparities, we hear from Dr. Quentin Young about some of the historical challenges that have faced the Chicago healthcare system, as well as a 1937 steel workers dispute that ended with 10 protestors dead. Continue reading

  • [Quentin Young tape #1]

    Dr. Quentin Young, of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, describes the events surrounding the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, especially focusing on the violence that injured some 1100 people. He delivers his narration from Grant Park, Federal Building, Daley Plaza, and Bughouse Square.
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  • [Aaron Hilkevitch interview]

    Aaron Hilkevitch (1912-2008) was a Chicago-area psychiatrist and the last surviving member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade that fought in the Spanish Civil War. In this 45-minute clip, he discusses his experiences in Spain and elsewhere with in a lively talk with several women, including his second wife. Continue reading

  • Time to Make That Change

    Time to Make That Change

    A student-made video encouraging young African Americans to stop fighting one another and unite for social change. Continue reading

  • Building Tomorrow Together

    Building Tomorrow Together

    Promotional video for Brass Foundation, an organization working to change the lives of drug users for the better. Continue reading

  • [HSA Strike 1975 raw #4]

    [HSA Strike 1975 raw #4]

    Raw footage for HSA Strike 1975. The strike began on October 27th, 1975, and lasted for 18 days—the longest and largest doctors’ strike in the US. The strike was organized by the Housestaff Association (HSA), a union of residents and interns. They were protesting against the working conditions and poor facilities at Cook County Hospital, Chicago’s only public hospital which mostly served the city’s poor and uninsured.

    This tape features footage from after the strike, particularly of a speech by Dr. Quentin Young, Chairman of Cook County Hospital. Even though Young had advised against the strike, he also decided not to discipline any of the strikers, and was subsequently fired. He later sued the hospital for unlawful termination, and was ultimately reinstated. Continue reading

  • [HSA Strike 1975 raw #3]

    [HSA Strike 1975 raw #3]

    Raw footage for HSA Strike 1975. The strike began on October 27th, 1975, and lasted for 18 days—the longest and largest doctors’ strike in the US. The strike was organized by the Housestaff Association (HSA), a union of residents and interns. They were protesting against the working conditions and poor facilities at Cook County Hospital, Chicago’s only public hospital which mostly served the city’s poor and uninsured.

    This tape features interviews with a number of people, including four doctors who were arrested for their involvement in the strike. It also includes some footage of the strike and rally itself. Continue reading