'63 boycott / Kartemquin Films ; a film by Rachel Dickson, Trayce A. Matthews, Gordon Quinn ; directed by Gordon Quinn ; produced by Rachel Dickson, Trayce A. Matthews
- Additional Titles:
- 63 boycott
Nineteen sixty-three boycott
- [Oley, Pennsylvania] : [Distributed by] Bullfrog Films, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 streaming video file (31 min.) : digital, sound, color with black and white sequences
- Additional Creators:
- Quinn, Gordon
Matthews, Trayce A.
- Language Note:
- Closed-captioning available.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
- On October 22nd, 1963, 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 of overcrowded schools rather than let them enroll in nearby underutilized white schools. Unseen 16mm footage of this historic event, filmed by Kartemquin's founders, and the memories of the participants connect the dramatic story of one of the largest Northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues of race, education, school closings, and youth activism.
- School integration—Illinois—Chicago—History—20th century
- Civil rights movements—Illinois—Chicago—History—20th century
- Boycotts—Illinois—Chicago—History—20th century
- Public schools—Illinois—Chicago—History—20th century
- African Americans—Education—Illinois—Chicago—History—20th century
- Chicago (Ill.)—Race relations—History—20th century
- Title from title frames.
Originally produced by: Kartemquin Educational Films, ©2017.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Edited by Liz Kaar ; music by Tom Sivak ; camera, Gordon Quinn, Rachel Dickson.
- Technical Details:
- System requirements: Firefox 4 and up; Safari 5.0 and up; Chrome version 21 and up; Internet Explorer 8 and up; Flash or HTML5 player.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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