The Chicago 7/8

Jerry Rubin, founder of the Youth International Party (Yippies), addresses his party members at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago
Abbie Hoffman
Tom Hayden
Rennie Davis (stripes)
David Dellinger (centre)
Lee Weiner & John Froines
Bobby Seale
William Kunstler (left)
(R to L) Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Jean Genet – Democratic Convention, Chicago, 1968

6 comments so far

  1. Nico Macdonald on

    Well done on finding images of the protagonists from ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, which I really enjoyed, as well it being well acted, and enlightening.

    • ArkAngel on

      Sometimes it’s fun to just go back and see what the real people actually looked like. I find Hoffman & Rubin fascinating characters and will read a bit more about them as a result of enjoying equally this excellent movie.

      • Nico Macdonald on

        I was aware of Hoffman, from ‘Steal This Book’ but had barely heard of Rubin and, Yes, they are fascinating. The debates they have with Hayden are so interesting, and have a relevance today still. Hayden is also an interesting character who I find hard to recognise in today’s political firmament.

    • ArkAngel on

      I’m currently reading Mailer’s accounts of the 1968 Conventions in Miami & Chicago, an old Penguin I found in our local second-hand bookshop

      • Nico Macdonald on

        That is a very visceral image: a battered old Penguin of great writing! I suspect I will have to read on Kindle. BTW, I came back to your blog when researching Modernist housing in (East) London. Keep up the good work!

    • ArkAngel on

      Thank you, glad bits of it are appreciated!


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