Peter Cole (left) and Franklin Cosey-Gay (right) in Red Chicago. Courtesy: PBS

The PBS series The Future of America’s Past created a short documentary on how artists and activists in Chicago have worked to recover the history of the 1919 riot. The 27-minute program features Eve Ewing, Jefferson Pinder, Newberry Library scholars, and young Chicago poets. Around the 20-minute mark, CRR19 co-directors Peter Cole and Franklin Cosey-Gay are interviewed about CRR19’s efforts to commemorate the victims of the event. Watch the documentary online at the PBS website.

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