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Chicago 7

On September 24, 1969, the trial of the Chicago 8 began. The events that these men were on trial for occured the previous year, at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, Illinois. the 1968 Democratic Convention was held in Chicago Illinois from August 26th through the 29th. At this point in history, the Vietnam war had been going on for 13 years, racism was running rampant, and the entire country was divided on how to move forward.


In light of the tumultuous changes, many groups planned to demonstrate at the upcoming convention; although these groups ultimately had the same goal of democratic revolution they were NOT working together.