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'63 Boycott

Why 200,000 Chicagoans fought for racial equity in schools and how the struggle continues today

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'63 Boycott trailer

Overview

Genre
History, Human Rights, Social Issues, Contemporary Issues, and Minorities
Synopsis

In 1963, 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Unseen 16mm footage of the boycott is combined with insights from the original participants and present-day protesters against school closings. ’63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, and youth activism.

Stage
finished
Running time
31 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Kartemquin Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2013-2017
Locations
Chicago, IL

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
Doc NYC Short List, MOMA Doc Fortnight, Nashville Film Festival
Awards
named on the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Documentary Short Subject; won the Jury Award for Best Short Documentary at the Nashville Film Festival; the Audience Award at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles
Distribution
Bullfrog Educational Films
Broadcast (Acq.)
PBS World Channel
Subtitles
Spanish, French, English

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