Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)

“The Autobiography of Malcolm X was published in 1965, the result of a collaboration between human rights activist Malcolm X and journalist Alex Haley. Haley coauthored the autobiography based on a series of in-depth interviews he conducted between 1963 and Malcolm X’s … Continue reading

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Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week’s Toll, June 1969

“In June 1969, LIFE magazine published a feature that remains as moving and, in some quarters, as controversial as it was when it intensified a nation’s soul-searching 45 years ago. On the cover, a young man’s face—the very model of … Continue reading

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The Nova Trilogy (The Cut-up Trilogy) – William S. Burroughs

“The Nova Trilogy or The Cut-up Trilogy is a name commonly given by critics to a series of three experimental novels by William S. Burroughs: The Soft Machine (1961, revised 1966 and 1968), The Ticket That Exploded (1962, revised 1967) … Continue reading

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Seven Days in May – John Frankenheimer (1964)

“Seven Days in May is a 1964 American political thriller motion picture about a military-political cabal‘s planned takeover of the United States government in reaction to the president’s negotiation of a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union. Directed by John … Continue reading

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John Birch Society

“The John Birch Society (JBS) is a self-described conservative advocacy group supporting anti-communism and limited government. It has been described as a radical right and far-right organization. Businessman and founder Robert W. Welch, Jr. (1899–1985) developed an organizational infrastructure in … Continue reading

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Delano Grape Strike

“The Delano grape strike was a labor strike by the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the United Farm Workers against grape growers in California. The strike began on September 8, 1965, and lasted more than five years. Due largely to … Continue reading

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“Tie-dye is a modern term invented in the mid-1960s in the United States (but recorded in writing in an earlier form in 1941 as ‘tied-and-dyed’, and 1909 as ‘tied and dyed’ by Charles E. Pellew, referenced below) for a set … Continue reading

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Greenwich Village townhouse explosion

“The Greenwich Village townhouse explosion occurred on March 6, 1970, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan. It was caused by the premature detonation of a bomb that was being assembled by members of … Continue reading

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Rush to Judgment – Mark Lane (1966)

“Rush to Judgment: A Critique of the Warren Commission’s Inquiry into the Murders of President John F. Kennedy, Officer J.D. Tippit and Lee Harvey Oswald is a 1966 book by American lawyer Mark Lane. It is about the assassination of … Continue reading

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Paul Blackburn – The Nets (1961)

“… But a rather different influence is reflected in (Paul) Blackburn’s next book, The Nets. Composed mostly in Spain and southern France from 1954 to 1957 (though not published until 1961 in New York), The Nets contains a number of … Continue reading

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