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COINTELPRO (1956–1971)

J. Edgar Hoover at Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C., July 24, 1967. “COINTELPRO (Portmanteau derived from COunter INTELligence PROgram) (1956–1971) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation … Continue reading

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Poetry, Proto-Rap and Soul: The Sounds of the Black Power Revolution

Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised “The word ‘revolution’ has lost its edge in the 21st century. Advertisements inform us there’s a revolution in hair care or a revolutionary new driverless car. But when young Americans … Continue reading

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Decolonizing society: the legacy of 1968

Student protesters in Paris, May ’68. “In 1964, students at the University of California at Berkeley staged a sit-in at Sproul Hall to protest campus restrictions on political activism. Shouting through his bullhorn, Mario Savio, the leader of the Free … Continue reading

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Weatherman – edited by Harold Jacobs (1970)

“The first complete picture of the Weatherman in the words of those who theorized, those who acted and those who watched it all – from the SDS split in June 1969 to the bombings in June, 1970. Selected by Harold … Continue reading

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The Siege of Chicago at 50: Todd Gitlin Remembers

Demonstrators greet military police with jeers outside the Democratic National Convention headquarters, August 29, 1968. “A key figure in and historian of the New Left, Todd Gitlin was president of Students for a Democratic Society in 1964–65 and helped organize … Continue reading

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‘Ramparts’, the muck-racking San Francisco magazine that helped spawn ‘Rolling Stone’

“The 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine has arrived, and not without fanfare. Joe Hagan’s biography of co-founder Jann Wenner appeared in October to stellar reviews, and earlier this month, HBO aired Alex Gibney’s documentary film about the magazine’s history. … Continue reading

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The Whitewashing of King’s Assassination

“‘Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your ancestors who killed them.’ Jesus’s rebuke to the Pharisees descended upon me on a cold January morning in 2017, in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Algeria and the American Black Panther Party

Eldridge Cleaver “As airline travel became more common in the 1950s and 1960s, hijacking planes also became a common practice. By the early 1970s, nearly 160 high jacking incidents occurred. The book ‘The Skies Belong to Us‘ by the American … Continue reading

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March Against Fear

June 1966: Meredith March Against Fear “The March Against Fear was a major 1966 demonstration in the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Activist James Meredith launched the event on June 6, 1966, intending to make a solitary walk from … Continue reading

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The Report on Race That Shook America

“In July 1967, when President Lyndon B. Johnson formed a commission to analyze the riots then engulfing several major American cities, the radical wing of the civil-rights movement eyed his appointees with grave skepticism. Not only did the 11-person commission … Continue reading

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