’63 Boycott

/ / 2018, Colonial Theatre, Short Films

2017 | USA | 30 minutes
Directors: Gordon Quinn, Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews

In 1963, 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. This documentary combines unseen 16mm footage of the boycott with insights from both the original participants, as well as 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.