Item #9438 Join the Conspiracy - Days of Rage

Join the Conspiracy - Days of Rage

Chicago: Mark Morris Design for the Conspiracy, [1969]. A poster featuring photographs of the Chicago 8 with an invitation to “join the conspiracy” at the Weatherman-organized Days of Rage in Chicago from October 8-11, 1969. The Chicago 8 (later, Chicago 7), which included prominent activists Bobby Seale, Dave Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, John Froines, and Lee Weiner, were arrested on conspiracy charges following violent protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The Days of Rage was intended to “bring the war home” by violently confronting the establishment, but a poor turnout and a massive police presence resulted in a large number of arrests and injuries of protestors. The action was highly criticized by other activist groups including the Black Panthers, but for the Weathermen, it was just a prelude to their descent into terrorism.

Offset lithograph, printed on white stock (18” x 24”). Tape residue to the corners and to the middle of the top and bottom edges; bottom left corner chipped. An enthusiastic annotator has drawn a red arrow and a red star in pen and the cheer, “Go, Red Army! Off the Pig!” Scarce. Item #9438

Price: $600.00

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