Back in January, I wrote about Kartemquin Films’ new documentary in production, directed by Gordon Quinn, about the 1963 Chicago school boycott during which
some 200,000 people, mostly school
students, protested and marched over the school system’s racist segregationist
policies by then CPS Superintendent
Could you imagine something like that happening today? A
different time, a different mindset.
Now it’s been announced that on Tuesday October
22, the Chicago based documentary film production company, with many films
to their credit, including Hoop Dreams,
The Interrupters, A Good Man and No
Crossover: The Trails of Allen
Iverson, is going to have a special advance screening of their
work-in-progress, ‘63 Boycott, before its premiere on PBS in the Spring 2014.
Along with the screening, there will be a panel of past
and current education activists, and the screening is free, but you have to
RSVP for tickets HERE.
The screening will be held at The DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, located
at 740 East 56th Place.
To find out more about the event and the film itself, you
can go to the film’s website HERE.