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Great Cities Institute

August 2018

The Whole World is Still Watching

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Social Protest 50 Years after the 1968 Democratic National Convention On the night of August 28, 1968, thousands of young, primarily white, activists headed for the Democratic National Convention in downtown Chicago, intent on protesting the Vietnam War. Mayor Richard J. Daley dispatched an army of police officers and called upon the National Guard and U.S. Secret Service. Activists appealing for peace were greeted by nightsticks and tear gas, as were reporters and Eugene McCarthy convention delegates, as they tried…

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