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1968 Harrison High School Walkout



This print is part of my ongoing research on a student uprising that happened on the West Side of Chicago in 1968. My understanding of the history of this student movement shifts, grows and evolves as I understand more. This particular version of the print came from learning that Harrison youth had originally begun their weekly walkouts on Mondays, in alliance with a labor movement called Black Mondays.  This was movement of Black workers who demanded an end to racist hiring practices by trade unions, and they also opposed urban planning policies that threatened Black communities in cities throughout the country. In the final phase of their strikes, they were joined by Black teachers who were excluded from the teachers union. The expansive and complex vision of these organizers requires us to reimagine schools as sites of social transformation.

This print was produced at Hoofprint Studio in Chicago.

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Olive Green