Chicago 1968

Chicago 1968 is a collaborative project with the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago to interview religious activists who participated in the seminal events that occurred in Chicago during the year 1968. These interviews support the NCCJ Collection, one of the special collections holdings at the college.

This project was completed in collaboration with the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago to record and preserve the eyewitness histories of individuals who participated in the historic events of the year 1968 in Chicago. By conducting these oral histories, students explored the role of religious leadership and activism in 1968 and documented the responses to a series of crises in order to gain a deeper understanding of the era.

Columbia College Chicago students conducted these oral histories during the Spring 2015 semester for the course, Oral History: The Art of the Interview taught by Dr. Erin McCarthy. More student conducted interviews are found on the Oral History Interviews page.

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Submissions from 2015

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Interview with Reverend Dr. Michael Pfleger, Jesse Betend

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Interview with Father Dominic Grassi, Paul Brennan

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Interview with Reverend Dr. Stan Davis, Dawn Butler

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Interview with Jack Wuest, Grace Fanning

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Interview with Reverend Dr. Larry Greenfield, Lauren Kostiuk

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Interview with Reverend H. Kris Ronnow, Sarah Moore

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Interview with James A. "Jim" Aull, Jeremiah Morales

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Interview with Reverend Dr. B. Herbert Martin Sr., Matthew Kevin Robinson

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Interview with William "Bill" Southwick, Nancy Salto

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Interview with Reverend Bill Maloney, Edward Seitz