History of Chicago Series: The 1963 and 1964 CPS School Boycotts - Part 1

Join Dr. Chris Stacey for a discussion of the boycott movement against the Chicago Public schools in the early 1960s. On October 22, 1963, at least 224,770 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools and 10,000 people marched on City Hall. The movement sustained itself into 1964 when 175,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools and 4,000 people marched on City Hall. 

Part 1: Wednesday, June 1

  • Overview of the 1963 boycott of the Chicago Public Schools.
  • 7 primary historical factors leading to the boycott.
  • Statistical analysis of de facto segregation in Chicago Public Elementary schools and High schools of African American and Jewish students in 1957.
  • Discussion of: “Why did Chicago’s Public School system become almost completely segregated in the short time between 1920 and 1930?
  • Discussion includes: brief overview of residential housing segregation, the neighborhood school policy, school transfer, boundary, and branch polices, teacher assignment policy, school overcrowding, school conditions, and African American activism to stem the rise of de facto segregation in the public schools.

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Part 2: Wednesday, August 31

Time: 6:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time

Cost: Free


June 01, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Zoom Video Conference

Chicago, IL
United States

Dr. Chris Stacey

Will you come?