Category Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

Liberation Magazine (1956–77)

“Liberation Magazine (1956–77) was a bimonthly, later a monthly, magazine identified in the 1960s with the New Left. Liberation was founded, published, and edited by David Dellinger, Bayard Rustin, Sidney Lens, Roy Finch, and A. J. Muste out of New … Continue reading

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Dr. Benjamin Spock

“Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 – March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care (1946) is one of the best-sellers of all time. The book’s premise to mothers is that ‘you know more than … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement

Antiwar demonstrators in Washington in October, 1967. “The Vietnam antiwar movement, famous for its sound and fury, deserves credit for more. We were the first mass movement against a war in American history and one of its great moral crusades, … Continue reading

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The Origins of “Antibusing” Politics: New York City Protests and Revision of the Civil Rights Act

“On a snowy March day in 1964, over ten thousand white parents walked from the Board of Education Building in Brooklyn to city hall in Manhattan to protest against school desegregation in New York City.  Carrying signs reading, ‘We oppose … 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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Baby boomers

“Baby boomers are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years ranging from the early-to-mid 1940s and ending birth years ranging … Continue reading

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Poor People’s Campaign

“The Poor People’s Campaign, or Poor People’s March on Washington, was a 1968 effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States. It was organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), … Continue reading

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