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“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” – Martin Luther King Jr. (April 3, 1968)

“‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ is the popular name of the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr.King spoke on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis, Tennessee. On the following … Continue reading

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Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers – Tom Wolfe (1970)

“Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers is a 1970 book by Tom Wolfe. The book, Wolfe’s fourth, is composed of two articles by Wolfe, ‘These Radical Chic Evenings’, first published in June 1970 in New York magazine, about a … Continue reading

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Tom Hayden: The Rolling Stone Interview

“When Tom Hayden was 17, he wrote his swan song editorial for the Daily Smirker (rhymes with worker) back at Royal Oak High School in Detroit, Michigan, on the overcrowding of public schools. Bland as the body of the editorial … Continue reading

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An End To History – Mario Savio (Dec. 7, 1964)

Mario Savio, leader of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, speaks to assembled students on the campus at the University of California, Berkeley, on Dec. 7, 1964 “Last summer I went to Mississippi to join the struggle there for civil rights. … Continue reading

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Black Arts Movement

Amiri Baraka (center) and Yusef Iman (second from left) with musicians and actors of the black arts movement, Spirit House, Newark, New Jersey, 1966 “The Black Arts Movement (or BAM) was an African American-led art movement, active during the 1960s … Continue reading

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Blues greats re-emerge from the pages of history

“In early 1963, an east coast guitar player and fan of the blues called Tom Hoskins found himself poring over an old road atlas, looking for a place called Avalon somewhere in Mississippi. Hoskins was on the trail of a … Continue reading

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Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner

“The murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, also known as the Freedom Summer murders, the Mississippi civil rights workers’ murders or the Mississippi Burning murders, involved three activists who were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi in June 1964 … Continue reading

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