The Conspiracy Trial: Chicago, Feb. 1970
c.a. 1970
16.88 in HIGH x 14.88 in WIDE
(42.86 cm HIGH x 37.78 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Lower right corner has an IWW union bug with: "IU / Printing Co-Op / 450 / Chicago, IL".

Poster has a stylized drawing of a Judge seated at the bench. The judge is a bald man with glasses. There are several item splattered on the wall behind the judge and several things flying through the air towards him. The judge is balling up a piece of paper in his hands the paper has the text: "Constitut / United". There is a name plate on the judge's bench that reads: "Judge Julius J. Hoffman". There is a text bubble from the judges mouth that reads: "I Wash / My Hands / Of The / Whole / Affair!!". Below the judge there is a row of four male figures the two at left have badges on their jackets and the third is being struck in the face by a pie. The lower right corner has the text: "R.Cobb The Conspiracy Trial / Chicago Feb. 1970". This poster is about the conviction of Chicago Seven defendants, indicted for conspiracy in planning protests during the August 1968 Democratic Party convention in Chicago. The verdicts were handed down February 18, 1970; the jury found five of the seven defendants guilty of violating the Anti-Riot Act of 1968. Defendants Froines and Weiner are acquitted. [LMC]
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