Chicago History Minute

On August 28, 1968, thousands of protesters are stopped from marching on the Democratic National Convention. Protesters and police both were injured, and 83 million Americans watched on TV.
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History Lectures

Cost: Call 312-799-2162 or e-mail grouptours@chicagohistory.org

Duration: 35-45 minutes

Group size: 20–40 people

1968 Democratic Convention

Experience the 1968 Democratic National Convention that the whole world watched. Hear Museum archivist and historian Peter Alter talk about the demonstrations and riots that took place in Chicago during the political convention. See materials from the time period that document that turbulent summer.

City of Beer Shoulders

Before Milwaukee claimed the title of beer capital of the Midwest, Chicago was the beer mecca for the entire United States. Tavern and beer historian Liz Garibay discusses how beer and taverns played pivotal roles in social movements, crime, politics, and much more.

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