October 20, 2020

The 1963 Chicago Public Schools Boycott

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The 1963 Chicago Public Schools Boycott, Chicago Collections' latest digital exhibit, explores one of the preeminent Civil Rights events to occur in the northern states. Learn how the 1963 segregationist policies of Chicago Public Schools ignited protests and demonstrations which in turn inspired similar movements in other cities. 

Archival collections featured include:

Chicago History Museum
Chicago Public Library
Media Burn Archive
UIC Special Collections & Archives  

Curated by: Media Burn Archive (Sara Chapman, Dan Erdman, Ariana Garcia, Levi Hencke, Renee Huang, Justin Perkins, Alexandra Rego, and Zhengying Tian)

Produced in collaboration with Kartemquin Films, using research and footage from their '63 Boycott film: Gordon Quinn, Director, Rachel Dickson, Producer, Trayce Matthews, Producer.