Category Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

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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Great Cultural Icons Talk Civil Rights: James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte & Sidney Poitier (1963)

“On the day of the historic ‘March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom’ (August 28, 1963), known today as The Great March on Washington (watch it on YouTube in three parts), CBS aired a 30-minute roundtable discussion featuring James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston, Joseph … Continue reading

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Soul On Ice – Eldridge Cleaver (1965)

“Soul On Ice is a memoir and collection of essays by Eldridge Cleaver. Originally written in Folsom State Prison in 1965, and published three years later in 1968, it is Cleaver’s best known writing and remains a seminal work in … Continue reading

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William Kunstler

William Kunstler and Ramsey Clark in jail at the end of the Attical trial, 1975. “William Moses Kunstler (July 7, 1919 – September 4, 1995) was an American radical lawyer and civil rights activist, known for his politically unpopular clients. Kunstler … Continue reading

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North Vietnam Had an Antiwar Movement, Too

The North Vietnamese Communist Party leader Le Duan strengthened the “counter counterrevolutionary” campaign to quell dissent against the war. “When we think back to the signal events of the antiwar movement in 1967, we recall the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Cicero March (1966)

State troopers are bowled over by people who had been heckling civil rights marchers in Cicero “Cicero March is a 1966 short documentary film made by the Chicago-based production company, The Film Group. The film details a civil rights march … Continue reading

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