Presentation Title

Days of Rage: The Weather Underground's Radical Event in Chicago

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Jennifer L. Cerer, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library Basement

Abstract

The Days of Rage, a four-day protest event in October 1969, was carried out by the Weather Underground, a small group of young radicals who in 1969 split off from Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and lasted until the mid-1970s. The Weathermen’s goal was to violently overthrow the United States government. The members of this group, mostly white, middle-class young adults, became outraged over the Vietnam Conflict and American imperialism and believed many American shared their outrage. In the Days of Rage, the Weathermen showed their belief in the power of violence to transform America.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-10-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

4-10-2018 3:45 PM

Panel

Conflict and Community

Panel Moderator

Courtney Cain

Field of Study for Presentation

History, Sociology and Anthropology, American Studies

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Days of Rage: The Weather Underground's Radical Event in Chicago

Library Basement

The Days of Rage, a four-day protest event in October 1969, was carried out by the Weather Underground, a small group of young radicals who in 1969 split off from Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and lasted until the mid-1970s. The Weathermen’s goal was to violently overthrow the United States government. The members of this group, mostly white, middle-class young adults, became outraged over the Vietnam Conflict and American imperialism and believed many American shared their outrage. In the Days of Rage, the Weathermen showed their belief in the power of violence to transform America.