Washington Park, Chicago, “Graf, John, Chicago’s Parks Arcadia Publishing, 2000, p. 97.,” public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bughouse_Square.jpg)

Acquisition Date: October 12, 2020

Date Originally Posted: July 20, 2009

Source: Flavorwire

Description: An interview with the Newberry Library’s director about the history of the Bughouse Square Debates in Chicago’s Washington Square Park

Questions to Consider:

  • Have you ever participated in speeches or discussions that are similar to those at Bughouse Square?
  • How does this fit within your perception of Chicago? Of city parks?
    What would you speak about in this forum?

Link: https://www.flavorwire.com/29817/exclusive-the-history-behind-chicagos-bughouse-square-debates