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Geoffrey Baer Explores Chicago's Beautiful School Architecture

Geoffrey Baer

There are plenty of beautiful schools to be found in the Chicago area, from the grand edifices of the nineteenth century to modernist masterpieces. Geoffrey Baer highlights a few noteworthy ones.

Chicago's Forgotten Civil Rights Demonstration Against Segregated Schools

Daniel Hautzinger

In 1963, some 225,000 students, or 47%, were absent from Chicago Public Schools in a boycott protesting segregation, the culmination of several years of protests against the school board's failure to address the needs of black students – including one in which a young Bernie Sanders was arrested.
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