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41 Years Later in Chicago, Police and Demonstrators Still Clash, but With Words

Story in the Times about the reunion of the Chicago police from 1968.  For more on Chicago 68, see No One Was Killed: The Democratic National Convention, August 1968 by John Schultz.

Chicago 10 documentary

PBS has been rerunning a Chicago 10 documentary on Independent Lens. It has some great archival footage combined with animated courtroom scenes.

Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth

NPR has a story on the protest of the Miss America pageant in 1968 that sparked the women’s liberation movement and started the bra-burning myth. Click here to listen to the story.

NPR story on the Chicago 68 protests

Good story with some chilling audio from the streets.  Click here to listen.

In defense of the sixties

Peter Marcuse (son of Herbert) writes a defense of the sixties in In These Times.