NYC's Reaction to the 2004 Republican National Convention
For several days leading up to and including the four days of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, I gathered all the paper materials I could get my hands on which had anything to do with it (fliers of various sizes, brochures, booklets, cards, stickers and certain publications). Most are anti-Bush and anti-RNC materials.
Learning that the nomination of George W. Bush for president at the convention was going to draw the most protests since those of the Vietnam War in the 1960s and ‘70s, I felt it would be both a fun and important way to show how hundreds of groups were going to engage in a couple of basic constitutional rights of the American people in this country - to assemble and to protest.
Through the news media and by searching dozens of social justice organization websites I learned about and then sought out marches, rallies, demonstrations, meetings, theatrical and other performances and more. I also participated in the main march on Sunday, August 29, 2004, where over a half a million people of all ages strolled past Madison Square Garden, the site of the convention. Today it is considered one of the largest protests in U.S. history.
The archive numbers a little over 500 pieces, made up of the 130 or so pieces I have included in this capsule for your viewing pleasure. I collected a lot of duplicates.
With two cheap Instamatic Kodak cameras I also took a some photos of the activity around the Garden, and the big protest march on August 29, 2004.
I hope you enjoy it.
Do tell others about it... especially any activists you may know.
WELCOME DELEGATES... AND PRESS!
The NYCLU was present nearby
The protest materials
The August 29, 2004 March
Still more materials
I hope you enjoyed looking at the materials I collected.
Do tell others about it.