You Can't Jail the Revolution. Pressing Issues.

You Can't Jail the Revolution.

(c. 1969). Broadside. Printed in red is a man with a raised fist, alongside the statement: “You Can’t Stop the Revolution / Stop the Trial / Free the Conspiracy 8.” A protest poster created during the prosecution of the Chicago Eight, also known as the Chicago Seven, a group of young counterculture figures who protested the Vietnam War and were subsequently accused of criminal conspiracy. Among the group were Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, as well as the eighth, Bobby Seale, whom the court separated from his peers on account of his race and status within the Black Panther Party. After a lengthy, chaotic, and notably biased and racist trial, seven of the defendants were acquitted, but Seale would spend four years in prison. The event, and the present poster, emphasize the counterculture movement of the 60s, the openly racist motives and tensions in the judicial system, and the prevalence of police brutality. Some minor edgewear, else near fine. Framed. (23 7/8 by 19 7/8 in.). Item #30365

Price: $1,000.00