The Chicago 7 (Conspiracy 8) Tea Towel

$22.00
100% Organic Cotton
Made in the UK
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  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (19" x 27.5")
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
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The Chicago 7 were seven defendants - Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner - charged by the US federal government with conspiracy, crossing state lines with intent to incite a riot, and other charges related to the anti-war protests in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The Chicago Eight became the Chicago Seven after the case against co-defendant Bobby Seale was declared a mistrial.

All of the defendants were charged with and acquitted of conspiracy but the judge convicted the defendants and their attorneys for contempt of court and sentenced them to jail sentences ranging from less than three months to more than four years. These convictions were later reversed on appeal, and some were retried before a different judge. 

The trial lasted for several months, during which the Chicago 7 rose to international fame, icons of the countercultural anti-war movement. In 2020, a film about their trial was released, starring Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen. 

Our tea towel is inspired by a contemporary poster in support of "the Conspiracy 8". 

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 19in x 27.5in. Machine wash at 110 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your Tea Towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.