Category Archives: Allen Ginsberg

San Francisco Oracle

“The Oracle of the City of San Francisco, also known as the San Francisco Oracle, was an underground newspaper published in 12 issues from September 20, 1966, to February 1968 in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of that city. Allen Cohen (1940–2004), … Continue reading

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John “Hoppy” Hopkins

“John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins (15 August 1937 – 30 January 2015) was a British photographer, journalist, researcher and political activist, and ‘one of the best-known underground figures of Swinging London‘ in the late 1960s. John Victor Lindsay Hopkins was born on … Continue reading

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Liberation Magazine (1956–77)

“Liberation Magazine (1956–77) was a bimonthly, later a monthly, magazine identified in the 1960s with the New Left. Liberation was founded, published, and edited by David Dellinger, Bayard Rustin, Sidney Lens, Roy Finch, and A. J. Muste out of New … Continue reading

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Corinth Books

amazon: The Modems: An Anthology of New Writing, Jones, LeRoi, ed. “One of New York’s literary landmarks was the Eighth Street Book Shop, which began in 1947 when brothers Ted and Eli Wilentz bought an old Womraths ‘bookstore’ (really a … Continue reading

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The League for Spiritual Discovery

The Brotherhood (E59WP0 – Lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD, blotter paper). “The League for Spiritual Discovery was a spiritual organization inspired by the works of Timothy Leary, and strove for legal use of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for the purpose of … Continue reading

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The March on the Pentagon: An Oral History

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrators run up against military police as they attempt to penetrate security lines at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21, 1967. “The Vietnam War is the only American conflict remembered as much for the opposition it … Continue reading

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Central Park be-ins

Central Park Zoo, New York City, 1967 “In the 1960s, several ‘be-ins’ were held in Central Park to protest against various issues such as US involvement in the Vietnam War and racism. This park was a place where all of … Continue reading

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