On the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 Chicago Public Schools Boycott, Segregation and Unfair Resourcing Endures
50 years ago the largest organized protest against Chicago Public Schools took place. Why are we fighting the same battles?
One of the largest and most overlooked civil rights actions of the 1960s took place in Chicago. Fifty years ago on October 22, 1963, many Chicago organizations that were part of the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO) staged a school boycott. 250,000 students did not attend school, and at least 20,000 marched on the streets of Chicago.