Whites in Chicago protesting against the Martin Luther King led campaign to desegregate housing, 1966.
The vast majority of American historical monuments were constructed between about 1880 and 1930 or so. This means that most of them in some way reflect white supremacy, truly a bipartisan and national
There are so many amazing social movements happening at any given time that one cannot hear about all of them. Thus I am very thankful for this Guardian piece about a hunger strike in Chicago after a
In the thread on cop media from a couple of days ago, a few people in comments mentioned how cops in early films were not portrayed as heroes, but rather were often bumbling idiots. This reminded me o
The Chicago Teachers Union victory is a big one in the recent strike wave. I didn’t write about it much because I didn’t have a lot to say that others weren’t saying better. And also
On July 6, 1968, the first Chicago bus drivers’ wildcat strike of that summer ended, a key moment to discuss the relationship between Black Power, the workplace, and racial issues within union l
One of the few things about American politics making me happy in the last couple of years is that the charter scam has been fully exposed for the union-busting, profit-taking, public institution-destr
This is the grave of Daniel Burnham. Born in 1846 in Henderson, New York to a Swedenborgian family, as a young man he failed to get into either Harvard or Yale and also failed at an initial attempt to