40 years after Grant Park erupted in chaos during the Democratic
National Convention, local activists demonstrate more effective ways
to fight the power.
May 15–21, 2008
Forty years ago, Chicago played host to 20th century America's most
iconic domestic battle, where protesters sowed some of the seeds that
grew into this year's historic Democratic presidential primary contest.
Six protesters from the '68 Democratic National Convention rally
together again to debate their movement's legacy and how times have changed.
Hell no, they won't go:
The hippies and Yippies may have mellowed and grayed, but the power
of protest lives on in these local activist groups.
Taking it to the streets:
Mix together the best elements from various rallies to create the
The 1968 protesters had their lives on the line with the Vietnam War
draft. We asked Chicagoans what it'd take to get them off their
couches and into the streets.
A collection of newly preserved doc films brings back the spirit of '68.
Rev. Jesse Jackson looks at the Democratic conventions of '68 and'08.