Documenting Social History: Chicago’s Elderly Speak–Eastland Tragedy

This video includes two oral history interviews with people related to the Eastland tragedy which occurred July 24, 1915: one a survivor and one the daughter of a survivor. The passenger ship sunk in the Chicago River, killing 844 people, making it the most deadly event in Chicago history. This video was recorded in June of 1976 as part of a class at Chicago City Colleges. Continue reading