Investigations

Hot Town Poster

The Case:

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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Aired:
Season 8, Episode 8
Season 9, Episode 7

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New York and Chicago

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