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
Columbia Point tenants face new management and a private police force.
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.
4. Free Breakfast
Sisters Angie Irving and Linda Wade bring the Black Panthers to Columbia Point.
3. Rent strike
Tenants take their growing dissatisfaction and aim it at their landlord, the Boston Housing Authority.
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.
Mothers at Columbia Point, a new public housing project in Boston, organize to try and close the city dump.
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I love it !
I really enjoy learning about these pockets of history that school didn’t go into. Great informative podcast
really needed a resource like this podcast to understand the people’s history in digestible terms / how gentrification continues to penetrate our society today. jacobin delivers as always.
A history lesson we ended now more than ever
An inspirational story of strength, perseverance and the power of organizing in the face of the depredation of a few of America’s best. Keep up the hard work