• I WAS THERE: R. Craig Sautter

    Sautter, R. Craig, Russick, John

    A senior at Indiana University, Sautter was heavily involved in anti-Vietnam War demonstrations and traveled to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, because of his involvement with Students…

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  • I WAS THERE: Jerry Field

    Field, Jerry, Alter, Peter

    During the 1968 Democratic National convention, Mr. Field was a staff member at the Chicago television station, WFLD. He discussed visits to Lincoln and Grant Parks to film and to observe protestors.…

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  • I WAS THERE: Catherine Rategan

    Rategan, Catherine, Bivins, Joy

    Catherine Rategan was born in Chicago in 1932 and grew up in the Austin community area. Her mother was a homemaker and her father represented their home district in the state legislature. In 1968, Ms…

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  • I WAS THERE: Tom Palazzolo

    Palazzolo, Tom, Russick, John

    A filmmaker in Chicago, Palazzolo was in Lincoln Park during the Democratic National Convention, snapping photos of the events taking place. There for the tear gassing, he witnessed the violent respon…

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  • I WAS THERE: Mary Kirby

    Kirby, Mary, Bivins, Joy

    Mary Kirby was born in Chicago in 1947 and raised in north suburban Waukegan, Illinois. Ms. Kirby's Irish Roman Catholic family was very involved in politics. Her father was an attorney, and her mothe…

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  • I WAS THERE: Bernard Judge

    Judge, Bernard, Russick, John

    A reporter for the Chicago Tribune in Lincoln Park during the Democraitc National Convention, Mr. Judge witnessed the tensions between police and protestors. He was later assigned a body guard by the…

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  • I WAS THERE: Marilyn Katz

    Katz, Marilyn, Mahoney, Olivia

    Marilyn Katz was born and raised in the East Rogers Park neighborhood. In the mid-1960s, while a student at Northwestern University, she joined the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and started…

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  • I WAS THERE: Stephen Zucker

    Zucker, Stephen, Alter, Peter

    In 1968, Mr. Zucker worked for the City of Chicago as an assistant corporation counsel, a lawyer. He was involved in arrests and litigation surrounding the riots after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death,…

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  • I WAS THERE: Jim and Hjordis Garner

    Garner, Jim, Garner, Hjordis, Long, Tim

    Hjordis grew up in west suburban Oak Park, Illinois and Jim, who was born in Missouri, graduated from college in Missouri and later entered the United States Navy. After school and military service, h…

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  • I WAS THERE: Donna and Edward Becht

    Becht, Donna, Becht, Edward, Long, Tim

    Donna Becht was born in Chicago and raised in the Logan Square community area. Edward was also born in Chicago and lived in the West Town community area. At the time of the Democratic National Convent…

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  • I WAS THERE: Richard Fizdale

    Fizdale, Richard, Alter, Peter

    Mr. Fizdale, as a man in his late 20s in 1968, recounted how he became acquainted with Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Phil Ochs, and Paul Krassner in early 1968. During the Democratic National Convention…

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  • I WAS THERE: James R. Padar

    Padar, James R, Russick, John

    An officer in the Chicago Police Department for the 18th district, Padar was on duty during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in twelve hour shifts. Threats the week before the DNC made the pol…

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  • I WAS THERE: John Fitzgerald

    Fitzgerald, John, Bivins, Joy

    John Fitzgerald was a lifelong resident of the Rogers Park community area. He described a typical middle class upbringing in a household that was not political. Mr. Fitzgerald recounts extensive invol…

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