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  • [Organizing owner operator truckers in Northwest Indiana]

    [Organizing owner operator truckers in Northwest Indiana]

    Part of a collection of labor tapes shot by Kartemquin Films in Northwest Indiana. In this tape, a rank-and-file Teamsters member talks to a group about organizing owner operator truckers into a union. Continue reading

  • Labor History Workshop: Fred Thompson

    Labor History Workshop: Fred Thompson

    An organizing workshop led by activist Staughton Lynd at Indiana University Northwest. This tape features Fred Thompson, labor organizer and IWW leader, addressing a group of (mostly) United Steel Workers union members about the future of unions and how to create positive change. Continue reading

  • Dave Meggysey, tape 2

    Dave Meggysey, tape 2

    A talk entitled “The Radical Transformation of Sport in America” by Dave Meggyesy. It took place at a Rising Up Angry outreach program called Friends of Angry held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church at 2747 N. Wilton Ave in Chicago. Rising Up Angry was a youth revolutionary activist group in the 1960s and 1970s. Meggysey was an American football player turned union organizer and author of Out Of Their League, an autobiographical look at football that was critical of the sport’s dehumanizing aspects and pro-capitalist values. In this tape, Meggyesy gives specific examples of the ways in which he feels organized sports in America dehumanize people, and also answers some questions from the audience. Continue reading

  • Salt of the Earth vs Chambers

    Salt of the Earth vs Chambers

    This video documents a post-screening discussion with Virginia Jencks about the 1954 film “Salt of the Earth.” Jencks was a labor leader who played herself in the film. It portrays a real-life strike that occurred at Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico and most of the roles in the film were played by the real life miners and union organizers. The film was directed by Herbert Biberman, who was blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and it was not shown for many years after its completion. Continue reading

  • Dave Meggyesy, tape 3

    Dave Meggyesy, tape 3

    A talk entitled “The Radical Transformation of Sport in America” by Dave Meggyesy. It took place at a Rising Up Angry outreach program called Friends of Angry held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church at 2747 N. Wilton Ave in Chicago. Rising Up Angry was a youth revolutionary activist group in the 1960s and 1970s. Meggysey was an American football player turned union organizer and author of Out Of Their League, an autobiographical look at football that was critical of the sport’s dehumanizing aspects and pro-capitalist values. This tape is from the end of the talk, where Meggysey answers questions from the audience. Continue reading

  • Dave Meggyesy, tape 1

    Dave Meggyesy, tape 1

    A talk entitled “The Radical Transformation of Sport in America” by Dave Meggyesy. It took place at a Rising Up Angry outreach program called Friends of Angry held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church at 2747 N. Wilton Ave in Chicago. Rising Up Angry was a youth revolutionary activist group in the 1960s and 1970s. Meggysey was an American football player turned union organizer and author of Out Of Their League, an autobiographical look at football that was critical of the sport’s dehumanizing aspects and pro-capitalist values. This tape features the beginning of Meggyesy’s talk, which focuses on his discussion of the dehumanizing value systems that are implicit and explicit within football. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, Stereotypes 3rd Cut]

    [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, Stereotypes 3rd Cut]

    A rough cut of students talking about stereotypes about black and Jewish people. The students are part of a mural project done in conjunction with the Spertus Museum of Judaica’s 1992 exhibition “Bridges and Boundaries,” about Black–Jewish relations. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, 6 minutes selects Bridgeport school]

    [Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries, 6 minutes selects Bridgeport school]

    An rough edit of footage shot for a documentary about the Spertus Museum of Judaica’s 1992 exhibition “Bridges and Boundaries.” In this tape, students from Bridgeport Elementary School look at the pieces by Claire Wolf Krantz and Kerry James Marshall. Continue reading

 
 
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