In 1897, local elementary school teachers created the Chicago Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the first teacher’s union in the country. Above: CTF leader Margaret Haley (center) and her supporters demanded the resignation of the city’s superintendent of education in 1913. Photograph from the Chicago Daily News.
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In 1897, local elementary school teachers created the Chicago Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the first teacher’s union in the country. Above: CTF leader Margaret Haley (center) and her supporters demanded the resignation of the city’s superintendent of education in 1913. Photograph from the Chicago Daily News.

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The Chicago Teachers Union emerged as a result of the hardships public schoolteachers endured during the Great Depression. Above: Teachers demonstrate in downtown Chicago, c. 1935.
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The Chicago Teachers Union emerged as a result of the hardships public schoolteachers endured during the Great Depression. Above: Teachers demonstrate in downtown Chicago, c. 1935.

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Frank Lloyd Wright with students in the Taliesin Fellowship program, December 1937. Photographed by William Hedrich for Hedrich-Blessing.
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Frank Lloyd Wright with students in the Taliesin Fellowship program, December 1937. Photographed by William Hedrich for Hedrich-Blessing.

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