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SOLD OUT! | ’63 Boycott: A 55th Anniversary Film Screening & Conversation

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Metropolitan Planning Council

140 S. Dearborn St.

Suite 1400

Chicago, IL 60603

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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.

Join MPC and Kartemquin Films for a film screening and after-film discussion with Tracye A. Matthews, Producer, ‘63 Boycott, and Pemon Rami, film producer & director and organizer of the 1968 CPS student walkout. WBEZ Reporter Sarah Karp will moderate the conversation.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m., with time to mingle before and after. The cost of the event is $15, which includes snacks and beverages. Click here for more information on the event.

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