This 1985 Sundance-Award winning film speaks deeply to the present moment, exploring a true story of the struggle of black and white workers, over a hundred years ago, to build a strong interracial union in the giant Chicago slaughterhouses in the face of the mounting racism that erupted in violence in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. It has been beautifully digitally restored and re-released by Film Movement, and is now rentable for streaming here.
EJI's Reconstruction in America report (http://eji.org/reconstruction) documents nearly 2,000 more confirmed racial terror lynchings of Black people in America than previously detailed during 1865-1877. The legacy of lynching is evident in racially motivated violence that continues today. Read more.
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