7 episodes

A documentary series about struggles in the United States. Each six-episode season covers one local story, told from the viewpoint of working-class people. Produced by Jacobin with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

People's History Podcast Jacobin

    • Society & Culture

A documentary series about struggles in the United States. Each six-episode season covers one local story, told from the viewpoint of working-class people. Produced by Jacobin with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

    6. False Hope

    6. False Hope

    Columbia Point tenants face new management and a private police force.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    5. Carson Beach

    5. Carson Beach

    In the turmoil of busing, Betty Ann Jones advocates armed defense while Betty Washington and Dorothy Haskins lead a wade-in to protest segregation.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    4. Free Breakfast

    4. Free Breakfast

    Sisters Angie Irving and Linda Wade bring the Black Panthers to Columbia Point.

    • 49 min
    3. Rent strike

    3. Rent strike

    Tenants take their growing dissatisfaction and aim it at their landlord, the Boston Housing Authority.

    • 51 min
    2. Grove Hall

    2. Grove Hall

    As urban rebellions arise in cities, welfare rights advocates in Boston public housing use militant tactics to get services they are owed.

    • 49 min
    1. Placement

    1. Placement

    Mothers at Columbia Point, a new public housing project in Boston, organize to try and close the city dump.

    • 46 min

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