Hot Town Poster
The words and images on this poster draw battle lines. We see a photo of what looks like a stern police officer, a clenched fist, and the wording: “Hot Town – Pigs in the Streets…But the streets belong to the people! Dig it?”
Who made this poster and why?
We see one more clue along the bottom: the words “Sunshine Jubilee.”
History Detectives talks with an expert on political graphics, meets a retired police officer that worked for the Chicago police during the riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention and finally narrows to one individual who brings all the pieces together.
Vietnam Protest Art
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Lubin Photos What do these photo albums reveal about the birth of the silver screen?
- Also in Season 8 Theremin How did this strange instrument help spark a rock n’ roll revolution?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Howard Hughes Crash Was this the instrument that chartered Howard Hughes' near fatal plunge into Beverly Hills?
- Also in Season 9 1775 Almanac What do these crumbling pages reveal about divided loyalties during the American Revolution?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Florida Map How did this faded map help unlock the riches of the New World?
- Also in Vietnam Era: 1960-1980 Space Boot What does this odd-looking boot have to do with America's first steps in space?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.