In April 2018, former White House Chief of Staff William M. Daley and Cook County Board Commissioner John P. Daley spoke to students of the City at a Crossroads: Local, National and Global Politics in Chicago, 1968 Honors College seminar about the tumultuous political and social climate in Chicago during the 60s and 70s. The Daleys shared their personal experiences of the key events of the time as well as insights about their father, the late Mayor Richard J. Daley. The students had an opportunity to discuss with the Daleys how the societal issues of the past compare to today’s. Classes are held in the Special Collections Reading Room of the library so students can examine primary documents from the Richard J. Daley Collection to conduct research. Taught by Visiting Lecturer David Greenstein, the class gives students the opportunity to ask and answer their own questions about local/national/global connections, race, urban space, social movements and political campaigns.

William M. Daley speaks to students of City at a Crossroads: Local, National, and Global Politics in Chicago, 1968 about his experiences in Chicago during the late 1960s.

William M. Daley speaks to students of City at a Crossroads: Local, National, and Global Politics in Chicago, 1968 about his experiences in Chicago during the late 1960s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John P. Daley with students of the City at a Crossroads seminar.

John P. Daley with students of the City at a Crossroads seminar.