Monthly Archives: June 2008

A different view of the Dill Pickle Club

From Federal Bureau of Investigation Case Files, Old German Files, #22752 (online access). Report Made By:  P. P. Mindak Chicago, ILL. Sept. 8, 1919 In re: “Dill Pickle Club,” Anarchist Matter. AT CHICAGO: One S. G. Fleming, who rooms at … Continue reading

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A glimpse inside the Dill Pickle Club

Chicago Daily Tribune, March 31, 1919, p. 17. WELL, LOOK WHO HAS COME BACK, AND WHAT FOR! Parker H. Sercombe, “exponent of right living,” remembered for his run-in with the school board, returned to Chicago last night and appeared before … Continue reading

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Flowing black ties and wavy hair to match

This post begins a series of documents on Chicago open forums in honor of the annual Bughouse Square Debates. Chicago Daily Tribune, November 12, 1916, p. 4 “REDS” RECALL HANGING WITH SOCIAL EVENT Meeting at East End Hall Attended by … Continue reading

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Free Speech in Chicago: July 26, 2008

Over at my old stomping grounds, the Newberry Library will be hosting its annual Bughouse Square Debates on July 26, 2008. If you’re in Chicago you should plan to be there. Each year the library closes off Walton Street and … Continue reading

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They won’t comprehend it unless you put them into motion

A. Philip Randolph, September 1942 One of the basic principles of education is–you learn by doing. When you get the people in action in the interest of an objective that is fundamentally, and socially sound, those people learn to fight … Continue reading

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Send me over the top

With the quarter coming to an end, it’s time to refocus my activities toward research and writing, some of which I’ll be sharing here. But first, dear readers, I need your help on a statistics-related issue. Over at my Flickr.com … Continue reading

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