American Revolution 2

Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 7:00pm
Featuring footage of the protests and riots surrounding the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, this documentary focuses on meetings between the Black Panthers and the Young Patriots, a group of southern whites living in Chicago, that took place in the aftermath, in attempts to work together to tackle mutual concerns such as poverty and police harassment. (Howard Alk & Mike Gray, 1969, TIME, 85 minutes, DVD) The films in the Human Rights at Home series address pressing issues in Chicago and the Greater Midwest such as police brutality, and problems facing union workers, the urban and rural poor. The series demonstrates the importance of framing such problems in the context of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and that violations do not only occur outside the United States.

Co-sponsored by University of Chicago Human Rights Program and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.