The Future of America's Past

Red Chicago

03/16/2020 | 27m 1s  | Video has closed captioning.

For a week in 1919, long-simmering tensions between white and black residents in Chicago erupted in violence. Its aftermath shaped laws and housing for generations. Ed visits Chicago during the 100th anniversary of what is known as the “Red Summer.” He meets a poet, performance artist, museum educator, and young people who are creating living memorials to a long-ignored past.

Aired: 03/16/20

Rating: TV-PG

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The Future of America's Past is a local public television program presented by VPM.