Category Archives: Free Speech Mov.

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement

“Produced by Blackside, Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, … Continue reading

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From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

African American students from Saint Augustine College study while participating in a sit-in at a lunch counter reserved for white customers in Raleigh, North Carolina. Two waitresses pointedly ignore them from the other side of the counter. “One evening nine … Continue reading

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Andrew Kopkind – The Thirty Years’ Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist 1965–1994

“In Boston in the 1970s he wrote articles and movie reviews for a range of publications and did regular political commentary for WBCN radio.  … He’d been a contributor to Grand Street, New Left Review, Esquire, Vogue and Il Mani­festo, … Continue reading

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Free Speech Movement

In this Oct. 2, 1964 file photo, standing atop the crushed roof of a campus police car, a University of California student asks Cal students to identify themselves during third day of Free Speech Movement demonstrations in Berkeley, Calif. “The … Continue reading

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How Jazz Helped Fuel the 1960s Civil Rights Movement

A jazz concert at Jackie Robinson’s home “In 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus decided that integration—mandated three years earlier by Brown v. Board of Ed.—constituted such a state of emergency that he mobilized the National Guard to prevent nine black … Continue reading

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An End To History – Mario Savio (Dec. 7, 1964)

Mario Savio, leader of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, speaks to assembled students on the campus at the University of California, Berkeley, on Dec. 7, 1964 “Last summer I went to Mississippi to join the struggle there for civil rights. … Continue reading

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Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner

“The murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, also known as the Freedom Summer murders, the Mississippi civil rights workers’ murders or the Mississippi Burning murders, involved three activists who were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi in June 1964 … Continue reading

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WBOX: Civil rights strife and KKK boycott

“WBOX is a radio station broadcasting on 920 AM in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The station is owned by Best Country Broadcasting, LLC, and carries a country format. In 1965, the station was boycotted by the Ku Klux Klan during a turbulent … Continue reading

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Bloody Tuesday

“Bloody Tuesday was a march that occurred on June 9, 1964 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. The march was both organized and led by Rev. T. Y. Rogers and was to protest against segregated drinking fountains and … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Saw Three Evils in the World

September 10, 1963 in New York, New York. “Three major evils—the evil of racism, the evil of poverty, and the evil of war. These are the three things that I want to deal with today. Now let us turn first … Continue reading

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