Western Avenue, Dan Walker, America discussed on After Hours with Rick Kogan

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If you happen to be a crocodile so the street selected here's a bit of history for you for the name change was self park boulevard which ran through predominantly black sections of the south side there were suggestions would go roads at the street chosen should be one that cut through the whole city maybe western avenue but daily wouldn't here that he knew and he was right than in white neighborhoods street signs would be defaced or destroyed so south parkway became dr martin luther king jr drive in a few weeks later the democrats came to town and what most remembers what happened on august twenty eight that was wednesday when protesters and police clashed grant park the skirmishes between these groups on previous convention lights and lincoln part may not have been as bloody but they did not have the dubious distinction of television cameras present the record the action this time the whole world was watching i don't know if you're round them but it lasted only twenty minutes hundred one demonstrators were hospitalized in a hundred ninety two police officers reported injuries a national commission headed by future governor dan walker that are in jail later deemed the malian police right but daily was unscathed this was because israel put it in boss quote in attacking the young the liberal lion the black daily was in the mainstream of america's mass prejudices daly came out of the convention even more popular than before because bus their heads was moved to the land and daily had swung the biggest club for a time the august twenty confrontation was called the battle of balbo but soon most commonly referred to as a battle of chicago balbo of course being to obscure name for permanence these days grand park is a peaceful place its most disruptive moments taking place when ravenous mobs descend on it for taste of chicago these days people lounge the base of general logan statue little kids try to climb the horse's legs as they would metal trees think back in nineteen sixty protesters tried to climb the logan statue when they repeal from it by the police in the heat of that night ironies in history escape the demonstrators there are they were trying to stop warned vietnam while trying to scale the statue of a man who one hundred.

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