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  • Natalie Moore

    Natalie Moore

    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 features Natalie Moore, reporter at Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation. Continue reading

  • “This is what makes documentary so great”

    “This is what makes documentary so great”

    None of this would be possible without your support. Please donate today. This summer, many of you joined us at South Side Community Art Center, where we reunited documentary subject Michael Johnson with producer Tom Weinberg, 17 years after they first met at the United Center. It was an incredible opportunity to screen and discuss “The Other M.J.” (1999), produced with Skip Blumberg, a sensitive and insightful look at the difficult realities of getting by in America. Here’s what they … Continue reading