The Chicago History Museum dances around these events much more gingerly than other crises like anarchist violence or race riots. There is no easy resting place for the puzzling upsurge of the 1960s.
But Mark Bradford wants to remind everyone how troubling are the events of the 1960s.
Pigasus, the Yippies’ nominee for the 1968 presidential election is arrested by the Chicago Police.
Operation CHAOS or Operation MHCHAOSwas the code name for a domestic espionage project conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency. A department within the CIA was established in 1967 on orders from President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson and later expanded under President Richard Nixon. The operation was launched underDirector of Central Intelligence (DCI) Richard Helms, by chief of counter-intelligence, James Jesus Angleton, and headed by Richard Ober. The program’s goal was to unmask possible foreign influences on the student antiwar movement. The “MH” designation is to signify the program had a worldwide area of operations.
Montage of 1968
Abbie Hoffman does talkback radio, 1969