Studs continues his discussion of religion in contemporary society with Catholic Msgr. John Egan, Dr.
Studs discusses religion in contemporary society with Catholic Msgr. John Egan, Dr.
Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion. When she was a teenager, Sister Mary William told her parents that she wanted to become a nun. Sister Mary wanted to become a nun so that she could love and help many people.
Reverend W. Alvin Pitcher and Dr. Richard Wade discuss how violence and civil disobedience intertwine with civil rights, economic differences, and the importance of education.
Interview with Rev. George Morey and Jim Lee Osborne. They discuss southern country living and compare it to urban life and stereotypes. Studs reads a short excerpt from an article written by Mike Royko, columnist from the Chicago Tribune, who also interviewed Jim Lee Osborne. Also includes a short excerpt from an interview with Billy Jo Gatewood, another Appalachian transplant to Chicago.
Discussion of Division Street: America [Continuation of interview at the end of 1925659-3-1]
Father Leonard Dubi and community advocates Denise Ponzetti and Mary Lou Wolff discuss the Citizen's Action Program and community activism in Chicago.
Friar Tuck, as he was also known, was very active in socialist causes in Chicago. In the sweatshops, working fourteen or fifteen hours was the norm. Carolyn Ashbaugh's book "Lucy Parsons" goes over Parsons' movement for the 8-hour work day.
Church leaders Howard Schomer, Elsie Schomer and Rabbi Jacob Weinstein talk about their experiences with the Vietnamese people they encountered. The group determined no matter who they came in contact with, two things were true, they were never told that they should leave Vietnam and that all the Vietnamese people longed for peace.