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Trolley Tour

Chicago ’68 Trolley Tour – SOLD OUT

Sunday, August 26

Explore why 1968 is still recalled as a pivotal time in this country and this city with guides who witnessed history firsthand: Michael Klonsky, former national secretary of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Susan Klonsky, an activist in SDS and the women’s liberation movement. The 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago was the focus of major protests against the Vietnam War, and confrontations between demonstrators and police were televised, giving rise to the chant, “The whole world is watching.” Starting from Lincoln Park, head to the West Side and then the Michigan Avenue/Grant Park area as you revisit the scenes of that turbulent summer.

*Tour runs about 3 hours

Protesters in Grant Park during the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, August 1968. ICHi-076560
Military police jeeps in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention, August 1968. ICHi-062716
Aerial view of the crowd surrounding the Hilton Hotel during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, August 1968. ICHi-040032
Protesters in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, August 1968. ICHi-062714
   

The Details

Sunday

August

26 th

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Event

Admission

$ 40

$30 Members

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

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