Rockwell Announces He Will Address Rally in Chicago; Will Ignore Ban
Menu JTA Search

Rockwell Announces He Will Address Rally in Chicago; Will Ignore Ban

Download PDF for this date

George Rockwell, head of the American Nazi Party, announced here last night that he intends to address an open-air rally in Gage Park Saturday, whether or not he gets a permit for the conduct of that meeting. Gage Park was the scene of attacks by whites against Negro marchers two weeks ago.

Rockwell has announced he and his adherents will hold their own march in Gage Park Saturday, to protest against the open housing principle advocated by the Negro groups. Refused a permit for a Gage Park rally by Park Superintendent Erwin N. Weiner, Rockwell has appealed that ruling to the U.S. District Court here. However, he asserted, he will conduct the rally even if the Court turns down his appeal.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund