63 Boycott

2021-04-06 ··· Gordon Quinn, Rachel DicksonTracye Matthews

From the project site: "On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools. Blending unseen 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn with the participants’ reflections today, ’63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism."

The project makes available a film and curriculum that conforms to state standards and can be brought into the classroom.

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Title

63 Boycott

Creator

Gordon Quinn, Rachel DicksonTracye Matthews

Date

2021-04-06

Contributor

Calida O'Brien

Language

English (EN)

Abstract

From the project site: "On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools. Blending unseen 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn with the participants’ reflections today, ’63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism."

The project makes available a film and curriculum that conforms to state standards and can be brought into the classroom.

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