ON October activist, Fannie Lou Hamer was born.She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
Things haven't changed much in almost 50 years - protesters vs. police at the 1968 democratic national convention in Chicago
At a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse October 29, 1969, Dr. Benjamin Spock, background, listens to Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party speak at a protest against the trial of eight persons accused of conspiracy to cause a riot during the Democratic National Convention in 1968. (AP/stf)
Democratic National Convention - 1968 - How I spent my first summer working in downtown Chicago.
The Vietnam War Pictures That Moved Them Most
The Vietnam War: The Pictures That Moved That Most: YOICHI OKAMOTO - As tens of thousands of anti-war protestors rioted in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, President Johnson and his family watched from the bedroom at his ranch in Stonewall, Texas. Yoichi Okamoto—LBJ Library