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Shirley Clarke

“Shirley Clarke (née Brimberg; October 2, 1919 – September 23, 1997) was an American experimental and independent filmmaker, director and editor. … In her first film, Dance in the Sun (1953), she adapted a choreography of Daniel Nagrin. The New … Continue reading

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7 mystery photos of downtown New York in 1968

“For a couple of months in 1968, one New Yorker walked around the East and West Villages, aiming a camera loaded with black and white film at the people and buildings encountered on the street. This New Yorker captured scenes … Continue reading

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The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

“The U.S. vs. John Lennon is a 2006 documentary film about English musician John Lennon‘s transformation from a member of the Beatles to a rallying anti-war activist striving for world peace during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film … Continue reading

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Shirley Chisholm: ‘They will remember a 100-pound woman’

“The tiny glittering black woman stood utterly at attention. She wore a suit of stiff brocade that fitted her shoulders so snugly it gave her a faintly military air. There was, in fact, something about her that suggested the Salvation … Continue reading

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Yvonne Rainer

Yvonne Rainer in the “Bach” section of Terrain (1963), Yvonne Rainer. Judson Memorial Church, New York, 1963. “Yvonne Rainer (born November 24, 1934) is an American dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, whose work in these disciplines is regarded as challenging and … Continue reading

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Frisbees

“A frisbee (pronounced FRIZ-bee, origin of the term dates to 1957, also called a flying disc or simply a disc) is a gliding toy or sporting item that is generally made of injection molded plastic and roughly 8 to 10 … Continue reading

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You Can Still See Her: The Art of Trisha Brown

“On the fortieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival celebrated the ‘spirit of the ’60s’ with a series of concerts by musicians Dave Brubeck, Arlo Guthrie, and Pauline Oliveros and performances by choreographers … Continue reading

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Protest Insurrection at Columbia: The Groovy Revolution

May 2, 1968: “You could tell something more than springtime was brewing at Columbia by the crowds around the local Chock Full, jumping and gesturing with more than coffee in their veins. You could sense insurrection in the squads of … Continue reading

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Jackson State killings

May 16, 1970 – Jackson, Mississippi: Unidentified man stands behind shattered window of women’s dormitory following the fatal shooting of two Negro students at Jackson State College. Fifteen others were hurt in a shootout between police and alleged snipers. “The … Continue reading

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The Summerhill School, the Radical Educational Experiment That Let Students Learn What, When, and How They Want (1966)

“Among the political and social revolutions of the 1960s, the movement to democratize education is of central historical importance. Parents and politicians were entrenched in battles over integrating local schools years after 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education. Sit-ins and … Continue reading

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