David Farber discusses his book “Chicago ‘68” and reflects on the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Studs plays “I Ain’t Marching Anymore” - Phil Ochs (1965) and “Days of Decision” - Phil Ochs (1965). This interview features a clip of a previous interview Studs had with an unnamed Chicago police officer who describes his opinion on police brutality.
Allan Evans and Henry Jordan, two young man who grew up in Chicago and attended Dartmouth, discuss The Foundation Years project. They talk about trying to recruit friends to Dartmouth, their campus experiences, and their coursework. They also talk about their experiences going through the public school system in Chicago, where they point out many of the inequalities for black students.
Allan Evans and Henry Jordan, two young man who grew up in Chicago and attended Dartmouth, discuss their childhoods and adolescent dealing with crime. The two also talk about their gang, The Vice Lords, and the police brutality they experienced. Next, the group talks about the The Foundation Years, a project from Dartmouth.
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. Verna Bloom continues to talk about how scared she was when being arrested. Bloom said she was hand-cuffed for an hour. One of Bloom's friends was able to smooth things over with the police and she was finally released.
The day after being arrested in Chicago, Verna Bloom talks about the outrage and humiliation she felt. In great detail, she describes what led up to her arrest. Bloom contends she was doing nothing other than enjoying the nice weather when a police officer arrested her.