Tag Archives: Civil Rights Mov.

Fair Housing Act of 1968

“In commemorating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Fair Housing Act this year, it may be useful to look more deeply into some of the details of American housing history from this period. Fifty years on, it is … Continue reading

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Birmingham campaign

High school students are hit by a high-pressure water jet from a fire hose during a peaceful walk in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. As photographed by Charles Moore, images like this one, printed in Life, galvanized global support for the … Continue reading

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The Belated Celebration of the Kamoinge Workshop

Anthony Barboza, Kamoinge Members, 1973 “In 2016, on the occasion of an exhibition of the photographs of Louis Draper at Steven Kasher Gallery, Hyperallergic critic John Yau asked, ‘Does the Museum of Modern Art Even Know about This Great Photographer?’ … Continue reading

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The Rag

“The Rag was an underground newspaper published in Austin, Texas from 1966–1977. The weekly paper covered political and cultural topics that the conventional press ignored, such as the growing antiwar movement, the sexual revolution, gay liberation, and the drug culture. … Continue reading

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Manchild in the Promised Land – Claude Brown (1965)

“Claude Brown’s Manchild in the Promised Land appeared at a pivotal political and cultural moment in the United States fifty years ago. 1965 saw the murder of Malcolm X, the eruption of the Watts uprising, a great escalation of direct … Continue reading

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The Filibuster That Saved the Electoral College

Senator Birch Bayh “Debates over the filibuster tend to get theoretical fast. It’s there to protect minority interests, defenders say. Without it, majorities will run rampant. Lost in the back-and-forth is the reality of how the tool has been used … Continue reading

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Andrew Kopkind – The Thirty Years’ Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist 1965–1994

“In Boston in the 1970s he wrote articles and movie reviews for a range of publications and did regular political commentary for WBCN radio.  … He’d been a contributor to Grand Street, New Left Review, Esquire, Vogue and Il Mani­festo, … Continue reading

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National Organization for Women

“The National Organization for Women (NOW) is an American feminist organization founded in 1966. The organization consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and in Washington, D.C. There were many influences contributing to the rise of NOW. Such … Continue reading

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Addressing Inner City Issues – SDS and the War on Poverty

ERAP Newsletter Cover for July 23, 1965. “The Port Huron Statement touched on multiple fronts, including the urban crisis and the problem of poverty. The SDS manifesto criticized ‘a national celebration of economic prosperity while poverty and deprivation remain an … Continue reading

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‘Take Beautiful Pictures of Our People’

Herman Howard’s “Sweet as a Peach,” 1963, emphasized the community’s energy. “Shawn Walker was up on 125th Street with Louis Draper and Ray Francis, hanging out and taking pictures. It was the summer of 1964 and the friends, in their … Continue reading

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