Chicago 1968

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Spring 4-27-2015


Civic rights, anti-war movement, Alternative Schools Network, Juvenile Protective Association, education, Chicago, Illinois, Catholic, Bowman Center, Xavier College, Vietnam, social movements, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, Segregation, Civil rights demonstrations, Civil rights movements


Cultural History | History | Political History | Political Science | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Social History | United States History


Length: 63 minutes

Interview with Jack Wuest by Grace Fanning


In 1968, Jack Wuest was employed by the Juvenile Protective Association working to keep children together with their families instead of removing them into foster care. He became active in anti-war movement protests of the time. In 1973, he and Mark Tenas established the Alternative Schools Network, Chicago, a not-for-profit organization in Chicago working to provide quality education with a specific emphasis on inner-city children, youth, and adults, and helps shape policies and programs in education.

The interviewer conducted this oral history as part of his/her coursework for the Spring 2015 class, Oral History: The Art of the Interview. This project was completed in collaboration with the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago and the College Archives & Special Collections department at Columbia College Chicago. Contact for more information.

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