The 1968 Chicago Protests - The Trial of the Chicago 8 | 2

American History Tellers

By Wondery

The 1968 Chicago Protests - The Trial of the Chicago 8 | 2

Wednesday, 30 January

A special series with Legal Wars. In 1969, the war in the streets became a war in the courtroom. The trial of the Chicago 8 pitted the federal government against eight prominent anti-war activists. The charges: Conspiracy to incite a riot. But the case was about more than just who threw the first punch at the DNC protests the year before. It was a battle for the soul of American culture, and both sides planned to win...by any means necessary.

Check out Legal Wars for more stories behind America’s most famous courtroom battles.


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