When Actions Spoke Louder Than Words: The Progressive Era
Students from class 822 produced this film which highlights the problems reformers and activists brought to society’s attention during the Progressive Era. It looks at Tammany Hall politics, temperance, industrial workers, inadequate child care, poor housing conditions, child labor, tainted food preparation and women’s suffrage. Films created during this era were silent and produced in black and white, so the class decided to employ those same elements in their production.
Hint to the viewer:
The film has eight segments. Each begins with a quotation from a person involved in or observing the highlighted issue for the segment. Read these quotes carefully for the best viewing/understanding.
The film was created under Ms. Kuhlman’s supervision by:
View the winning video.