6 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.

    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
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Episode one comes November 19.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

gwsc94 ,

Relevant History

Very thoughtful first series. I definitely have a better understanding of the complexities of the housing issue and it was very helpful to hear about the difficulties from residents of low income housing. There are good people on both sides of this topic that is so relevant in so many places these days. I’ll be looking forward to the next series.

catman0714 ,

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

Christian Vogan ,

Great show!

Maybe this whole leftism thing isn’t so bad after all? Just checked out a copy of The 18th Brumaire from my local library, really digging it!

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