What would make a subpoena to appear in court worth thousands of dollars? The owner of this subpoena from 1969 had an idea, and now it’s paying off. In 1968, he was a cameraman for CBS, covering the protests that took place during the Democratic National Convention. The protests, which were political and anti-war, eventually turned violent, leading to the Chicago Seven. This was a group of seven activists who were charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other offenses (you can learn more about the riots and the Chicago Seven here). When the cameraman was called into court, he decided to have the seven defendants sign his subpoena. Hear his great story in the following clip from Antiques Roadshow.
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