Sometimes, a historical artifact will emerge that makes us question our past and our present. In this case, it’s a black and white video from 1962 made with hidden cameras. The film documented housing discrimination in Madison. But it was suppressed by UW before it could be shown. It sat in the university archives until this year. On this week’s Desire Lines, we learn about the role of archives. Who do they protect? How do they preserve? And what else is waiting to be rediscovered?
Produced by Carrie Ann Welsh. Music is Longing by Ketsa, used under a creative commons license.