63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews, and Gordon Quinn, will make its world television broadcast premiere on PBS’ World Channel February 25 at 9pm/8c, as part of the channel’s LOCAL, USA series.
Special OVEE Screening & Discussion
On Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm EST ’63 Boycott will air on ITVS’ OVEE platform, followed by a live-streamed discussion with filmmakers Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn. The screening and discussion is presented in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting.
You can RSVP and join the discussion by clicking here.
About the Film
’63 Boycott revisits October 22, 1963, when 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.