Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Exhibit revisits Chicago '68

For all its hassles, hosting a national political convention is still a major get for any U.S. metropolis. But for Chicago in 1968, it was a nightmare that still conjures up brutal images.

Starting Monday, CLT's Light Factory will spotlight those B&W pictures of club-wielding police officers and provacative protesters in an exhibit called "Out in the Streets."

 On Oct. 13, the factory will bring to town two of the leading figures in that Dem convention drama: veteran activist Tom Hayden, part of the “Chicago 7” charged with inciting a riot, and N.C.-born photographer Duane Hall, who used a “shoot and run” style as he was chased by Chicago cops.

-- Tim Funk