Daily Archives: November 11, 2017

Bringing It All Back Home – Bob Dylan (1965)

“Bringing It All Back Home is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on March 22, 1965 by Columbia Records. The album is divided into an electric and an acoustic side, although the acoustic side included some … Continue reading

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Romare Bearden: Pittsburgh Memory, 1964, mixed media collage of printed papers and graphite on board, 8½ by 11¾ inches. “The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake … Continue reading

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Draft lottery (1969)

“On December 1, 1969, the Selective Service System of the United States conducted two lotteries to determine the order of call to military service in the Vietnam War for men born from 1944 to 1950. These lotteries occurred during a … Continue reading

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“The Pill”

“The combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP), often referred to as the birth control pill or colloquially as ‘the pill’, is a birth control method that includes a combination of an estrogen (estradiol) and a progestogen (progestin). When taken by mouth … Continue reading

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The Laotian Fragments – John Clark Pratt (1974)

John Clark Pratt: “After my long, long year (1969-70) at war (first in Vietnam, then in Thailand flying combat missions into Laos and writing official Air Force histories about the ‘secret war’), I vowed to put the experience behind me. … Continue reading

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