Category Archives: John Kennedy

For All Mankind – Al Reinert

“In the ‘America in the 60’s’ montage that used to play in my head when someone mentioned the era, the moon landing got about five seconds. And you know exactly what five seconds they were; the blurry television feed we’ve … Continue reading

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‘Random Murder, Rape, and Pillage’: A US Soldier Describes 1968 in Vietnam

“Richard Brummett was born into a family of true believers—in Jesus, in war, and in a particular idea of America. He spent his youth at odds with, and trying to live up to, his father, a combat veteran of World … Continue reading

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Everybody Is Crying About Vietnam – Vietnam War Blues

“On today’s program we spotlight blues and gospel songs dealing with the Vietnam war. All of the research for this show comes from two Guido Van Rijn books: President Johnson’s Blues and The Nixon and Ford Blues with some of the songs … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War Is Over. The Bombs Remain.

Bombs, Agent Orange and the Lethal Legacy of Bombs in Quang Tri “Shading my eyes from the bright sun, I stared into the bomb crater amid the verdant rice paddies. While it had been nearly 50 years since the last … Continue reading

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How LBJ Saved the Civil Rights Act

“On the winter of 1963, as the Civil Rights Act worked its way through Congress, Justice William Brennan decided to play for time. The Supreme Court had recently heard arguments in the appeal of 12 African American protesters arrested at … Continue reading

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Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment – Robert Drew (1963)

“Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment is a 1963 cinéma vérité documentary film directed by Robert Drew. The film centers on the University of Alabama‘s “‘Stand in the Schoolhouse Door‘ integration crisis of June 1963. Drew and the other filmmakers, including … Continue reading

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Student Peace Union

“Student Peace Union (SPU) was a nationwide student organization active on college campuses in the United States from 1959 to 1964. Its national headquarters were located near the campus of the University of Chicago. The SPU was founded by Ken … Continue reading

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