July 4, 1977 rally is scheduled

On June 15, Frank Collin announces plans to rally in Skokie on July 4th to coincide with a national Nazi party convention in Chicago on that same date.

During the June 20 meeting of the Skokie Village Board of Trustees, several Holocaust survivors speak, expressing their fear and anger at the prospect of the neo-Nazi rally.

During the June 27 Village Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Smith announces that “based on all the information that we have on hand at this particular time, we are convinced that the Nazis will not march in Skokie on July 4th."