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Death at an Early Age – Jonathan Kozol (1967)

“‘Someday, maybe,’ Erik Erikson has written, ‘there will exist a well-informed, well-considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.’ If that day ever comes, American educators may … Continue reading

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Paradise, Kentucky

“In 1971, a song titled ‘Paradise’ began to be heard on the radio. It was written and performed by country singer John Prine. The song, written for Prine’s father, is about how coal mining altered the countryside in western Kentucky. … Continue reading

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50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

The commencement for the Class of 1973 at Columbia University. The number of black students admitted to Columbia rose sharply in 1969. About half of those who enrolled graduated four years later. “On cold mornings, Les Goodson shows up early … Continue reading

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Expo 67

“The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, was a general exhibition, Category One World’s Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the … Continue reading

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Jonas Mekas (1922– 2019)

“Jonas Mekas (Lithuanian: [ˈjonɐs ˈmækɐs]; born December 24, 1922– January 23, 2019) is a Lithuanian–American filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called ‘the godfather of American avant-garde cinema.’ His work has been exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide. … … Continue reading

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How the Slice Joint Made Pizza the Perfect New York City Food

Getting pizza and hanging about on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. Aug. 2, 1963. “Pizza can be a great divider in New York. In fact, one of the easiest ways to get into argument (without end) is to name a … Continue reading

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Underground – Emile de Antonio, Haskell Wexler, Mary Lampson (1976)

“Underground is a 1976 documentary film about the Weathermen, founded as a militant faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who fought to overthrow the U.S. government during the 1960s and 1970s. The film consists of interviews with … Continue reading

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