American Revolution 2: Battle of Chicago
Part I of a three part, un-narrated documentary film produced by the Film Group, Inc. Chicago, about events during and after the August 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Includes scenes of mass demonstrations, fighting between protestors and police, Dick Gregory leading crowds across town towards his house and a speech by Mayor Richard J. Daley, confirming that "shoot to kill" orders were issued to law enforcement officers. Also features interviews with the African American community and local chapter of the Black Panther Party, who describe their experience of living with racism in the USA. One woman (holding up a pump action shotgun) states: "I just want to get with blacks and black liberation ... I'm a mother. I have my baby in one hand, my gun in the other and walking up to ... all honkies saying I'm here motherfucker, to get what's mine!" Part I is also subtitled 'A few honkies get their heads beat' and contains harsh language.
Tags: african american civil rights, battle of chicago, bill 'preacherman' fesperman, black panther party, bp1, chicago, dick gregory, howard alk, mass demonstrations, national guard, racism, richard j. daley, riot police, the church of the three crosses
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on September 24, 2011.
- Type of material: documentary film
- Duration: 22:50
- Rights for this video belong to: Original Black Panther Party
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w, optical sound film
- Date aired: 1969
- Originally aired on: Film Group, Inc. Chicago