There were some great articles and radio pieces last week that could be used to expand your knowledge of the era or could be used in the classroom to generate discussions on contemporary connections. Here's are some of the highlights:
Radio Piece on the political impact of the Chicago Defender
This WBEZ interview with Ethan Michaeli on his book, Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, provides a great look at the Chicago Defender and its significant legacy. ENTER OUR AMAZON GIVEAWAY TO WIN A COPY OF THE BOOK!
Article on Progressivism in the 2016 Election
This article from the New York Times Magazine explores the use of "progressive" in the 2016 Presidential Race as candidates try to lay claim to this label. Beverly Gage provides a good overview of the "big-tent" progressives have occupied in the past.
Investigation into racism in the Temp Industry
This story about the struggles of temporary workers from the Center for Investigative Reporting works on many levels. How do modern journalists expose abuses of power? How do workers unite across racial lines? The second segment does a great job connecting this modern day issue to the past and the third segment explores the long struggle against job discrimination.