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Remembering Chicago 1968

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Gonzalez, Seale, Albert, and Jones reflect on Chicago 1968, interspersed with reports from 1968 by Pacifica reporters. Gonzalez discusses the political and social context of the Convention, and gives background on the establishment and spread of the Young Lords. Seale details his role as a speaker at the Convention against the background of widespread attacks on the Panthers. Albert discusses the Festival of Life, and the Yippies blending of the politics of the antiwar movement and the playfulness of the Berkeley counterculture. Jones discusses internal SDS conflict about militancy at the Convention, and lays out SDS goals to recruit McCarthy supporters to the work of SDS. Seale discusses the aftermath and the Chicago 7/8 trial, and his treatment in the courtroom. Albert draws connections between the crackdown on protest leaders and the extended life of the movement.

Segment subjects: Democratic National Convention—1968, Yippies, SDS, Young Lords, Black Panthers

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- Juan Gonzalez, SDS and Young Lords leader; - Bobby Seale, former chairman of the Black Panther Party; - Judy Albert, Yippie leader; - Jeff Jones, SDS leader

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