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
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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.
A promotional video for Chicago Park District advertising programs, some new, some existing, at various Chicago Parks in September 2003. Divided into seven segments, each featuring a different park district program. Each segment is made up of narration over video and still photos of the various programs and parks that are featured. Continue reading
CAN-TV coverage of the Bughouse Square Debates at Washington Square Park in Chicago in July 2001. The event, a free speech forum, traces its history to the early twentieth century when soapbox orators, beatnik poets and radicals gathered at the park to rant and rave. Generally, the video is a static shot of the podium with occasional cutaways to the crowd. Continue reading