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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 12, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
This listing is for a Sunday, August 25, 1968 issue of "Ramparts Wall Poster." This is Poster Two, Edition One .These two sided newspaper style posters were published by Ramparts Magazine during the 1968 Democratic Convention to keep protesters abreast of what was happening in Chicago during the convention. This issue features; A large photo of former basketball star Cazzie Russell in an Military Police uniform. The story on this imposing wall-poster concerns some 160 African-American soldiers from Fort Hood who refused to take part in riot-control operations in Chicago. The protest began at their base in Texas with a sit-down demonstration against orders to fly to Chicago the next day. The story goes on to tell of alleged clubbing of the protesters by stockade guards. The back side is filled with short articles about the action taking place in and around Chicago and the Convention. This was only four months after the ghetto rebellions in Chicago and other cities, following the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Approximate measurements are 34" x 23". A nice little peace of the early anti-war movement. It is in excellent condition with very slight signs of wear. Very light tanning in some spots due to age. No rips, cuts, tears, or markings of any kind. It has been folded in quarters to approximately 8 ½" by 11 ½"and will be shipped ... read more