Category Archives: Counterculture

Living the Bohemian Student Dream in 1960s Paris

“I love to find a good Paris photo story that I haven’t seen before, and this one that I found buried in the LIFE archives is a quite the treat. Veteran photographer for the magazine Loomis Dean followed a group of young … Continue reading

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Be Here Now – Ram Dass (1971)

“I watched the movie many, many times, but when it came to reading Be Here Now, it was so over my head. I loved the artistic presentation and illustrations, but every time I tried to read it, I had no … Continue reading

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A brief history of the “clenched fist” image

“A persistent symbol of resistance and unity, the clenched fist (or raised fist) is part of the broader genre of ‘hand’ symbols that include the peace ‘V,’ the forward-thrust-fist, and the clasped hands. The clenched fist usually appears in full … Continue reading

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Radio Atlantic: How Has America Changed Since 1968?

“As 2018 begins, tensions and tumult in America are high. But before the end of 1968, Conor Friedersdorf reminded us in The Atlantic, ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated; U.S. troops would suffer their deadliest … Continue reading

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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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New York Radical Women

Bev Grant “New York Radical Women was an early second-wave feminist radical feminist group that existed from 1967–1969. They drew nationwide media attention when they unfurled a banner inside the 1968 Miss America pageant displaying the words, ‘Women’s Liberation’. The … 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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