Crafting Your Experience

Chicago Collections

Place of Protest: Dissent, Declaration, & Disruption

Discover how protesters in Chicago occupied space with their bodies, voices, and possessions in Place of Protest: Dissent, Declaration, & Disruption. Curated (and narrated) by Rachel Boyle, Ph.D., and using images, maps, and other documents from Chicago Collections Consortium member institutions, this online adventure explores fifteen case studies of protest in Chicago spanning nearly 150 years of the city's history. Whether approaching familiar stories or uncommon accounts, the perspective of place illuminates evolving strategies of dissent among labor, civil rights, and antiwar protesters as well as recurring responses of police to social disruption.

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