Category Archives: Civil Rights Mov.

The Musical Legacy of Amiri Baraka

“January 2017 marked the third anniversary of the death of poet, activist, playwright and music historian Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones. For nearly five decades, Baraka stood as a critical figure in black art and literature, helping to … Continue reading

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Artifacts of the Analog Era – Rex Weiner

“As I pack the FedEx box addressed to the Interference Archive in Brooklyn, New York—a nonprofit study center for ‘objects created as part of social movements by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, zines, t-shirts and buttons, audio recordings…’—I am … Continue reading

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We Shall Overcome: The Power Of Protest Songs

“… The idea of protest singers as finger-picking folkies had been long cemented in popular culture, going back to the 60s, when Bob Dylan brought songs such as ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’ to the masses, spawning countless copyists voicing … Continue reading

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I.F. Stone’s Weekly

“I. F. Stone (Isidor Feinstein Stone, December 24, 1907 – June 18, 1989) was a politically progressive American investigative journalist, writer, and author. He is best remembered for I. F. Stone’s Weekly (1953–71), a newsletter ranked 16th among the top … Continue reading

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New York City school boycott

“The New York City school boycott, known as Freedom Day, was a mass boycott and demonstration on February 3, 1964 to protest segregation in the New York City public school system. Students and teachers stayed out of public schools to … Continue reading

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“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” – Martin Luther King Jr. (April 3, 1968)

“‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ is the popular name of the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr.King spoke on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis, Tennessee. On the following … Continue reading

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Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers – Tom Wolfe (1970)

“Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers is a 1970 book by Tom Wolfe. The book, Wolfe’s fourth, is composed of two articles by Wolfe, ‘These Radical Chic Evenings’, first published in June 1970 in New York magazine, about a … Continue reading

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