"Address to faculty and students on the significance of the 1968 Chicago riot and the subsequent trial of the Chicago Seven"


John Froines



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2 hours 25 minutes


Froines, who received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Yale in 1967, came to national attention as a member of the Chicago Seven, a group of anti-war activists charged in connection with riots in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Froines was one of two defendants in the group acquitted of all charges.

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Chicago Seven Trial -- Chicago -- Ill. -- 1969-1970, Vietnam War -- 1961-1975 -- Protest movements


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