Place of Protest: Chicago's Legacy of Dissent, Declaration, and Disruption

Media Gallery

Clark Street Bridge, 1855

Charging City Hall

Haymarket Square, 1886

Opposing Police Violence

Pullman, 1894

Building Livelihoods on the Line

Hull-House, 1915

Taking to the Streets

Republic Steel Plant, 1937

Striking Steel

Stockyards, 1948

Defending the Picket Line

Chicago Board of Education, 1963

Boycotting Segregated Schools

Northwestern University, 1968

Occupying Higher Education

Grant Park, 1968

Contesting the National Platform

Illinois Institute of Technology, 1970

Challenging Order on Campus


Pilsen, 1976

"Helping Us Help Each Other"

Columbus Drive, 1980

Marching for Women's Rights

Bronzeville, 1989

Connecting Chicago to South Africa

Chicago Hilton and Towers, 1991

Making a Health Crisis Visible

Daley Plaza, 2003

Disrupting the Peace

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