Monthly Archives: April 2018

Laotian Civil War

Laos became drawn into the Vietnam War primarily because the North Vietnamese began moving men and supplies through Laos as part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The photograph was dated March 18, 1970. “The Laotian Civil War (1953–75) was … Continue reading

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Bonnie and Clyde – Arthur Penn (1967)

“Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film features Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, and Estelle … Continue reading

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1968: When the Communist Party Stopped a French Revolution

A young Parisian photographs the barricades stlll in place the morning after the riots. In May of 1968, angry students and workers took to the streets to protest against widespread poverty, unemployment, and the conservative government of Charles de Gaulle. … Continue reading

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Bleecker & MacDougal – Fred Neil (1965)

“Given the late Fred Neil‘s near mythic reputation as a songwriter, singer, environmentalist, and recluse, the reissue of his 1965 album Bleecker & MacDougal is of historic importance. But rather than being an artifact of the man who wrote ‘Everybody’s … Continue reading

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The Selfless Servant Leadership of the African-American Women of the Civil-Rights Movement

Diane Nash, right, represented the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at the White House in 1963. “During the civil-rights movement, African Americans led the fight to free this country from the vestiges of slavery and Jim Crow. Though they all too … Continue reading

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Latin American Boom

“The Latin American Boom (Boom Latinoamericano) was a literary movement of the 1960s and 1970s when the work of a group of relatively young Latin American novelists became widely circulated in Europe and throughout the world. The Boom is most … Continue reading

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Black and White in Vietnam

Marines at Con Thien in 1968. “In 1967, the NBC journalist Frank McGee spent nearly a month living with soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. Though the troops were often engaged in heavy combat, McGee had a different … Continue reading

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