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Just the mention of his brother's name brought a storm of applause. Robert F. Kennedy Addresses 1964 Democratic Convention – August 27, 1964


the vietnam war, anti-war protests, anti-war activists, the chicago 8, 1968 democratic convention

Holiday card from the Committee to Defend the Conspiracy. Pictured are only seven of the defendants that were under indictment for criminal conspiracy during the mass demonstrations of protest that occurred at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968: Abbie Hoffman, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, Tom Hayden, Dave Dellinger and Jerry Rubin. Missing was Bobby Seale.

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Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer was born today in 1917. She was an organizer of Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and then went to the 1964 Democratic National Convention as the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, demanding to be seated. Her uncompromising, plain-spoken advocacy embarrassed Hubert Humphrey and enraged President Johnson. She was seated as a member of Mississippi's official delegation to the Democratic National Convention of…