Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Chicago Picasso In 1967, Mayor Richard J. Daley stood in the courtyard of the Chicago Civic Center and unveiled a fifty-foot tall metal structure, a public art piece designed by Pablo Picasso and given to the people of Chicago. While initially met with scorn and confusion, the sculpture has, over the years, become an iconic and admired feature of downtown Chicago. This collection of clips taken from the Media Burn Archive features Studs Terkel, … Continue reading
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Chicago is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its incorporation. Nobody personified Chicago better than Richard J. Daley. This 1986 special, produced for the 10th anniversary of his death, reveals the life and times of the man who was synonymous with Chicago for 21 years. You can also watch the full special at Media Burn.
0:00 “American Revolution II: Right On.” Meeting of residents of Uptown with members of the Black Panther party. 0:35 Southern man, leader of Young Patriots, introduces Black Panther Bob Lee to speak to a group of people. 1:05 Lee introduces himself and explains that the Panthers want to help the people of Uptown because they face similar problems to the Panthers on the South and West sides of Chicago. 3:20 People from both groups talk about helping each other take … Continue reading