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Cover of Chicago Seed, 1968

 

 

 

Cover of Chicago Seed, 1968

The Chicago Seed, one of many underground newspapers that flourished in the late sixties, celebrated the Yippies, who organized a "Festival of Life" during the Democratic convention in Chicago. Joining them in Chicago were student supporters of candidate Eugene McCarthy ("Clean for Gene"), supporters of the assassinated Robert F. Kennedy, anti-war activists of all ages, various groups demanding that the Great Society fulfill its social promises, and local activists hoping to secure changes in Chicago.