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.
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