Lessons from the 1963 Boycott: Chicago Struggles for Quality Public Education Then and Now

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:00 pm

The DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL
Join us on October 22nd, the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Boycott of Chicago Public Schools, when over 200,000 students protested segregationist policies. The evening features a sneak peek of Kartemquin's documentary work-in-progress '63 Boycott, a panel discussion with education activists from then and now, and a spoken word performance by an education activist from Young Chicago Authors. Register for the event at 63boycott.eventbrite.com. This event is being sponsored by Kartemquin Films, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture at the University of Chicago, and Culture, Crossroads Fund, Young Chicago Authors, Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce and the Human Rights Program at University of Chicago.