During the 1960s and 1970s, political protests in Chicago were common and often violent. In February of 1976, the Organization of the Northeast (ONE) held a protest against slumlords in front of the Harry Truman college on Racine, just south of Wilson. The group distributed literature alleging abuses by the slumlords, unbearable living conditions in their apartments, and how delays in housing courts allowed slumlords to continue profiting by avoiding repairs. Hundreds of angry residents attended this protest, but only one apartment building owner had the temerity show up and tell his side of the story to television cameras. It was the man on the left. He brought a body guard with him (out of frame). The police also remained close to him during the event in case violence erupted. Police were everywhere that day. Their presence contributed to a peaceful protest.