I'm betting the next episode of Mad Men will have the 1968 Democratic Convention as a subplot. Caption under this pic, "Inside the convention hall, delegates battled over the Vietnam War and the power of the party establishment. Outside, Chicago police prepared for a parallel battle with antiwar protesters who flooded the city."

1968 Democratic Convention

I'm betting the next episode of Mad Men will have the 1968 Democratic Convention as a subplot. Caption under this pic, "Inside the convention hall, delegates battled over the Vietnam War and the power of the party establishment. Outside, Chicago police prepared for a parallel battle with antiwar protesters who flooded the city."

A look back at the 1968 Democratic Convention.  Here is a report from 1984 about the 1968 Convention with Linda Ellerbee and John Hart featured in the piece. #SeeYouInPhilly

A look back at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Here is a report from 1984 about the 1968 Convention with Linda Ellerbee and John Hart featured in the piece. #SeeYouInPhilly

Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist, anarchist & revolutionary who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, along with Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, and…

Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist, anarchist & revolutionary who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, along with Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, and…

Dnc Convention | Walter Cronkite at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, reporting that Chicago had become a "police state" outside the building

Dnc Convention | Walter Cronkite at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, reporting that Chicago had become a "police state" outside the building

Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale was bound, handcuffed and gagged during his trial for disruptions during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.  He was acquitted of riot charges but was convicted of 16 counts of contempt and sentenced to 4 years in prison. The sentence was later reversed.

Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale was bound, handcuffed and gagged during his trial for disruptions during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. He was acquitted of riot charges but was convicted of 16 counts of contempt and sentenced to 4 years in prison. The sentence was later reversed.

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