Tag Archives: Black Power

Open City

“Open City was a weekly underground newspaper published in Los Angeles by avant-garde journalist John Bryan from May 6, 1967 to April 1969. It was noted for its coverage of radical politics, rock music, psychedelic culture and the ‘Notes of … Continue reading

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Garbage Fires for Freedom: When Puerto Rican Activists Took Over New York’s Streets

During the Puerto Rican Day Parade, members of the Young Lords burned Mayor John Lindsay in effigy as they passed the reviewing stand at Fifth Avenue and 69th Street, according to the photographer’s notes. June 7, 1970. “Hiram Maristany laughs … Continue reading

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Chicano Movement

Antiwar march October 31, 1970, Seattle, two months after the death of Reuben Salazar in the Los Angeles Chicano Moratorium protest “The Chicano Movement of the 1960s, also called the Chicano civil rights movement or El Movimiento, was a civil … Continue reading

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Flint War Council

“The Flint War Council (also known as the SDS National War Council) was a series of meetings of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO) and associates in Flint, Michigan, that took place from 27–31 December 1969. During these meetings, the decisions … Continue reading

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Training Teenagers for Guerrilla Warfare in the Wealthy Suburbs? Welcome to 1969

Stephen Kling using a toy gun and a water balloon “grenade” while teaching guerrilla war tactics to students from Scarsdale High School. The girl in pigtails played a “peasant,” as the original caption put it. Aug. 14, 1969. “In the … Continue reading

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Underground newspapers: The social media networks of the 1960s and 1970s

Published in Detroit from 1965 to 1967, Free Poems Among Friends was one of a large number of literary undergrounds. “The social movements of the 1960s and 1970s transformed American politics, social life, and culture. From civil rights groups, to … Continue reading

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Third World Liberation Front strikes of 1968

SF State cafeteria, site of organizing and speech-making prior to and during the strike. “The Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) rose in 1968 as a coalition of ethnic student groups on college campuses in California in response to the Eurocentric … Continue reading

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