Category Archives: James Baldwin

The Report on Race That Shook America

“In July 1967, when President Lyndon B. Johnson formed a commission to analyze the riots then engulfing several major American cities, the radical wing of the civil-rights movement eyed his appointees with grave skepticism. Not only did the 11-person commission … Continue reading

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City of Night – John Rechy (1963)

“City of Night is a novel written by John Rechy. It was originally published in 1963 in New York by Grove Press. Earlier excerpts had appeared in Evergreen Review, Big Table, Nugget, and The London Magazine. City of Night is … Continue reading

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Angela Davis

A mural of Angela Davis at the Abode of Chaos Museum in France. “Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s … Continue reading

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The Bobby Kennedy Pathway

Robert Kennedy campaigning in Philadelphia in 1968. “… But a half-century ago, a champion of civil rights offered a third approach: a liberalism without elitism and a populism without racism. In a remarkable 82-day campaign, Senator Robert F. Kennedy ran … Continue reading

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Ramparts

“Ramparts was a glossy illustrated American political and literary magazine, published from 1962 to 1975 and closely associated with the New Left political movement. Unlike most of the radical magazines of the day, Ramparts was expensively produced and graphically sophisticated. … Continue reading

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1968 Olympics Black Power salute

“The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute was a political demonstration conducted by African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City. After having won gold and … Continue reading

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Romare Bearden: Pittsburgh Memory, 1964, mixed media collage of printed papers and graphite on board, 8½ by 11¾ inches. “The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake … Continue reading

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