Explores the topic of youth from a rural perspective by using the countryside as a lens for understanding youth training. Compares the similarities and differences of four different youth movements.
Episode about the later history of the revolutionary union the Industrial Workers of the World 1918-1950s.
In 1918, the Department of Social Studies and Training, funded by the theological colleges, was opened at McGill University. It was only the second school of its kind in Canada. For the first time, women outnumbered men in the Faculty of Arts.
Memphis sanitation strike, 1968
“There comes a time when people get tired of being trampled over by the iron feet of oppression,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called out from the podium. “There comes a time, my friends, when people get tired of being flung across the abyss of humiliation.” Dr. King’s speech—his first as a civil rights leader—electrified the crowd…. Georgia Teresa Gilmore (above), a cafeteria cook, midwife, and single mother of six, was one of the thousands of people crammed into the church that night. “I never cared too much for preachers,” Gilmore later recalled, “but I listened to him preach that night. And the things he said were things I believed in.”
Tereska, in a residence for disturbed children, after drawing a picture of “home” on the blackboard, Poland, 1948
Congressman Ron Dellums was a social worker by profession, and as I studied for my own master’s degree in social work at the University of California, Berkeley, he invited me to join his office as a summer intern. It was 1974, and Congress was in the midst of the Watergate hearings. I learned a lot that summer. I saw how Ron—as a progressive, and as an African-American man—navigated his work as a legislator and built relationships without ever compromising his values.
About 35,000 people were sent to the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum between 1855 and 1935.
A young boy supporting the striking Liverpool dockers, 1990s.
Beatrice Webb, c1916.