Civil Rights

Justice for the Death Row 10: Victims of Police Torture

Location

60625 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Parkin, Joan
Date: 
2001
Abstract: 
Pamphlet from the Campaign to End the Death Penalty that focuses on sharing the stories of a group of Chicago individuals on death row that allege they were the victims of police torture.
Language: 
English
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The Point, Issue Ten

Feldman

Date: 
1988
Abstract: 
Published as a tribute following Eugene Feldman's death, this journal contains letters, essays, and poetry from Feldman and his mourners.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 

Memo: Proposals for UTC Curricula on Civil Rights and Protest Movement

Date: 
April 5, 1965
Abstract: 
This memo directed to Urban Training Center staff and selected consultants proposes a civil rights curricula, specifying an intended audience, the purpose of training, related areas of study, units of study and practice offered, recommended subjects and bibliographic suggestions.
Language: 
English
Format: 
Contributors: 

In These Times: 8 Ways to Build a Better Body Politic

In These Times

In These Times: Missing in Action

Date: 
June 11, 2001
Volume: 
25
Issue: 
14
Abstract: 
In These Times is a political magazine, focusing on leftist ideals, activism, and the socially disenfranchised.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Reference to an article in an previous issue "Self Defense" April 16, 1999
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Series Title: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0160-5992
Item Donor: 
In These Times

In These Times: How to Survive the Bush Presidency: Watch the Men Behind the Curtain

William Kunstler Celebration

Date: 
November 5, 1995
Abstract: 
A program outlining a celebration of the life and works of lawyer and political activist William Kunstler. Born in 1919, he began working as a conventional lawyer and soon became involved in the anti-segregationist movement during the 1960s, and went on to fight against the oppression of minority groups and other people so unpopular it was agreed they could not get a fair trial.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Large pamphlet-style program containing one envelope including a photograph of Kunstler and a guest register form.
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Hobohemia: Emma Goldman, Lucy Parsons, Ben Reitman & Other Agitators and Outsiders in 1920s/1930s Chicago

Catalog Number: 
Book, Beck, Frank O.
Date: 
1956, Kerr edition: 2000
Volume: 
Bughouse Square Series
Abstract: 
From the 1910s through the Depression 30s, when Chicago was the undisputed hobo capital of the United States, a small north side neighborhood known as Towertown was the vital center of an extraordinary cultural/political ferment. It was home to Bughouse Square (the nation's most renowned outdoor free-speech center), Ben Reitman's Hobo College, and the fabulous Dil Pickle Club, a highly unorthodox institution of higher learning that doubled as the craziest nightclub in the world. In such places, and in scores of other nearby open forums, tea-rooms, little theaters, bookshops, art galleries, taverns, and cafes, Wobblies, anarchists, and other agitators mingled and debated with a wide range of jazz-age artists, writers, musicians, and eccentrics. It was something like New York's Greenwich Village, but-thanks to the prominence of the Chicago-based IWW-much more workingclass, and more openly revolutionary. Frank O. Beck's "Hobohemia" contains a long-time Towertowner's vivid reminiscences of this colorful, dynamic, creative and radical community that flourished for a generation despite constant onslaughts from the Red Squad, the Vice Squad, bourgeois journalists, fundamentalists and other bigots. Some of the characters he writes about are well known-Emma Goldman, Lucy Parsons, Ben Reitman, Jane Addams-but Beck's personal recollections of them will be new to most readers. Even more exciting are his memories of such less-well-known personalities as "Red" Martha Biegler, widely regarded as the greatest woman orator at the Square; softspoken labor organizer Anna Martindale; Nina van Zandt Spies, widow of Haymarket martyr August Spies; and irascible Jack Jones, the former Wobbly who from 1916 till his death in 1940 served as the Dil Pickle's ringleader and referee. Originally published in 1956, "Hobohemia" has long been out of print and hard to find. This new edition is long overdue, for the book is still one of the best firsthand accounts of a unique place and time. Franklin Rosemont's introduction provides a historical overview of Chicago's working class counter-culture and a biographical sketch of Beck. It also relates the book to earlier and later literature on the subject and fills in some gaps in the narrative. Helpful notes in the text correct a few errors. Also new in this edition are the illustrations, and a useful index.
Language: 
eng
Notes: 
Abstract borrowed from Charles H. Kerr. Additional keywords: Lizzie Davis, Mary "Mother" Jones, Katherine Dunham, Dorothy Day, Dr. Joseph Greer, Jack Macbeth, Social Science Institute, Jimmy Rohn, John Keracher, Frederick M. Wilkesbarr, Herbert William Shaw, Philosophy, Rudolph Weisenborn, Stanislaus Szukalski, Edgar Miller, Arturo Machia, Carl Sandburg, Max Bodenheim, Vachel Lindsay, Emanuel Carnevali, Harriet Monroe, Eunice Tietjens, Fenton Johnson, Lew Sarett, Jun Fujita, Helen Hoyt, Rudolf von Liebich, John Drury, Harvey Zorbaugh, Cold War, Mr. Porter, Bill Shatov, Waldheim, Forest Home Cemetary, Homeless, Class, Homosexuality, Paddy Carrol, Aimee Semple McPherson, Morris Levine, Eugene Debs, Labor, Seven Arts Club, The Pit, Latin Quarter, Hippolite Havel, Alexander Berkman, Newberry Library
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0-88286-251-0

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