On October 22, 1963, more than 200,000 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 archival 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.
Kartemquin Night Brings Happiness to Millennium Park
July 27, 2016 12:50 pm
KTQ50 Gallery Talks are Back!
July 18, 2016 5:42 pm
Are you happy? Kartemquin night at Millennium Park will make you happy!
July 13, 2016 2:44 pm
Gordon Quinn to give University of Chicago's 2016 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture
May 25, 2016 12:54 pm