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1968 Democratic Convention

Taxation Without Representation Immersion Experience.

it best seen as a symbol of the conflicts of values that characterized the late sixties? These are some of the questions that surround one of the most unusual courtroom spectacles in American history, the 1969-70 trial of seven radicals accused of conspiring to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Chicago Police stop protesters from marching from Grant Park to the Chicago Convention Center, site of the Democratic National Convention. August 28, 1968.

Image detail for -FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1968 file photo, Mayor Richard J. Daley pumps his fist as he speaks from the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In the years since 1968, a second Mayor Daley has come and gone. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who took over the city 10 years after his father died and then retired last year after 22 years in office, is largely credited for helping to lead the...

Confrontation at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago

Chicago - Graham Nash, 1971 - a song about the Democratic Convention riots of 1968 with great footage of the police & demonstrators.

Chicago Police Riot: 1968 Democratic National Convention (August 26-29, 1968)

Peace sign flashing, anti-election protestors in Grant Park during a demonstration against the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, IL, Aug. 1968

Monday, August 26, 1968 — Aretha Franklin sings the national anthem at the opening ceremonies of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

protesters vs. police at the 1968 democratic national convention in chicago

The Year of Revolt

Speeches and street action - 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago

1960s Russian poster with the Statue of Liberty. This poster subverts the traditional symbolism of the Statue of Liberty. In a probable reference to the 'police riot' at Chicago's Democratic Party Convention (1968).

Two-way radios were used to interview delegates on the floor at the 1956 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

"But what a week..." Life Magazine cover of 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention

Demonstrators protest American involvement in the Vietnam War outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, 1968.

Chicago 1968, Democratic National Convention riots, photograph by Jeffrey Blankfort

This two-sided flyer is a concise and practical guide, encouraging individuals to show opposition to the Vietnam War outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It includes a map of the demonstration location, plus information about the convention schedule and alternative demonstration locations. National Mobilization [Committee to End the War in Vietnam], "Demonstrate to show our opposition to the Vietnam War, 1968," in Special Collections & Archives, Item #55

National Guard called out to assist Chicago police - 1968 Democratic Convention