Protest and Free Speech

Protest is an everyday aspect of democratic societies, and our collection includes a number of images documenting economic, cultural, and political conflicts. Ranging from efforts to secure women’s legal and voting rights in the 19th and early 20th centuries, to the African American Freedom Movement of the 1960s, these documents offer opportunities for visitors to consider the ways activists have justified their causes, and the reactions they drew from opponents.

Photograph of Elizabeth Packard Capture of Louis Riel by the Scouts Armstrong and Howie, May 15, 1885 Attention Workingmen! Achtung Arbeiter! Terrorism Anti-War Dance, 1918 Demonstrate for Adequate Cash Relief, Chicago, 1936 Don't Shop Downtown Until Willis Goes Haymarket monument, Chicago

Photograph of Elizabeth Packard

In E.P.W. Packard, Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial. Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Company, 1866.

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Capture of Louis Riel by the Scouts Armstrong and Howie, May 15, 1885

In T. Arnold Haultain, The Souvenir Number of the Canadian Pictorial and Illustrated War News, A History of Riel's Second Rebellion and How it was Quelled (Toronto, Grip Printing and Publishing Co., 1885), p. 32.

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Attention Workingmen! Achtung Arbeiter!

Broadside

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Terrorism

Chicago Federation of Labor

The New Majority 3:2 (January 1920).

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Anti-War Dance, 1918

Dill Pickle Club Records, Box 3, Folder 53, Newberry Library.

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Demonstrate for Adequate Cash Relief, Chicago, 1936

Illinois Workers Alliance

Graham Taylor Papers, Box 42, Folder 2090, Oversize, Illinois Workers Alliance of Cook County, Newberry Library.

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Don't Shop Downtown Until Willis Goes

Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Ca. 1963.

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Haymarket monument, Chicago

Higbie, Tobias

September 14, 2004. ( Some rights reserved )

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