50 years ago this August history was being made the Dem Convention and the riots that followed…..the drama had everything needed to be a blockbuster…..love-hate, war-peace, old-new, etc…..
We’re taking another look back at the year 1968 this morning, remembering the political earthquake that was the Democratic National Convention. Chicago-born Scott Simon, of NPR, is our guide:
Worlds collided at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago: young and old, war and peace, law and order.
“The whole world is watching, the whole world is watching…”
“You can’t take that week in isolation,” said Bill Daley. “’68, one of the most dramatic and traumatic years in the nation’s history. And it kind of all rolled to Chicago, and you could feel it coming.”
Daley, who would become President Obama’s chief of staff, was a college student in 1968, and spent the convention at the side of his father, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.
In 1968 I missed these protests for I was a bit preoccupied in Vietnam…..if I had been stateside I would have been there…
This for you younguns……
If you would like a more detailed account of those bloody days in American political history……
Our young needs to know these history of how a people took to the street to make a difference…yes it turned violent and it is a matter of opinion on who started the trouble…..