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‘Shoot them for what?’ How Muhammad Ali won his greatest fight

Former Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown presides over a meeting of athletes who supported boxer Muhammad Ali’s refusal to fight in Vietnam on June 4, 1967. In the front row: Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown … Continue reading

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RESIST

“A Call To Resist Illegitimate Authority,” 1967 “RESIST is a philanthropic non-profit organization based out of Somerville, Massachusetts. It has provided grants to grassroots activist organizations around the country since its inception in 1967 as a result of the anti-war … Continue reading

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Andy Stapp

“Andrew Dean Stapp (March 25, 1944 – September 3, 2014) was an American activist known for forming the American Servicemen’s Union, an unofficial union for the U.S. military, in opposition to the Vietnam War. Stapp began as a student activist … Continue reading

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Buffalo Nine

“The Buffalo Nine was a group of nine Vietnam War protesters arrested together on August 19, 1968, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Buffalo, New York. During the Vietnam War there was a rise in draft resistance as a political … Continue reading

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How ‘Summer in the City’ Became the Soundtrack for Every City Summer

Little did members of Lovin’ Spoonful know that a few months after this photo was taken, their song would be a huge hit and that they — and New York — would be at the center of a brief pop … Continue reading

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The Anti-Vietnam War Movement In 39 Photos

Prominent civil rights leaders and activists would come out against the war as the decade wore on. In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. told the Harlem Riverside Church congregation. “In 2003, Senator John Kerry offered the following thoughts on the … Continue reading

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The Art and Activism of Grace Paley

Paley’s fiction is peopled with the politically minded but it never preaches. “There’s a case to be made that Grace Paley was first and foremost an antinuclear, antiwar, antiracist feminist activist who managed, in her spare time, to become one … Continue reading

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