Conspiracy 8 poster
April 14, 1970

The Conspiracy Seven Trial

On the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, activist John Froines and attorney William Kunstler talk about the infamous “Chicago Seven” case in which several defendants, including Froines, were put on trial for inciting a violent riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

An American man and woman watching footage of the Vietnam War on television in their living room, February 1968
By Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News & World Report Magazine -, Public Domain,
October 11, 1968

The Media and That War

A campus lecture on media coverage during the Vietnam War by journalist Gene Graham

Dick Gregory holding a telephone
November 21, 1967

White Supremacy is Dead, by Dick Gregory

Comedian Dick Gregory provides a social commentary on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign about how everyone is inherently racist.

Note: This speech contains potentially offensive language that may not be suitable for listening in work situations, or for those sensitive to racially charged terms.

October 25, 1952

Prejudice: A lecture by Percy Lavon Julian

A lecture on race and prejudice at the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Percy Lavon Julian, one of the first American American to receive a doctorate in Chemistry. Dr. Julian begins by discussing the definition of prejudice: a judgment arrived at without sufficient thought or knowledge, and help without reasonable grounds. 

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