Red Squad Symposium
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St., Chicago
Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$30, $20 members; includes lunch
Chicago’s Police surveillance unit, the Red Squad, monitored, often infiltrating and subjugating, progressive activists and their organizations. In the process, the Red Squad created its own archive of surveillance information. The Chicago History Museum holds that material, popularly known as the Red Squad records. Attorney Richard Gutman, who helped lead the legal fight against the Red Squad, will be the keynote speaker at this Symposium. In two roundtable discussions, activists, who were surveilled by the Red Squad, will talk about their experiences in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
Visit: http://www.chicagohistory.org/planavisit/upcomingevents/lectures-and-seminars to register or call 312-642-4600 during regular business hours.
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