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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Romare Bearden: Pittsburgh Memory, 1964, mixed media collage of printed papers and graphite on board, 8½ by 11¾ inches. “The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake … Continue reading

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The 60s: The Story of a Decade – New Yorker

“… What ambition, what essays – or more accurately, what essayists! Among them: Rachel Carson and ‘The Silent Spring’, a manifesto which brought environmental issues to the attention of the American public. Truman Capote and ‘In Cold Blood’, about the … Continue reading

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The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin (1963)

“The Fire Next Time is a 1963 book by James Baldwin. It contains two essays: ‘My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation,’ and ‘Down At The Cross — Letter from a Region … Continue reading

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Harlem Freedom Rally – Malcolm X (1960)

“As-Salaam-Alaikum beloved brothers and sisters, welcome to our Harlem Freedom Rally. When we say ‘our’ we do not mean Muslim nor Christian, Catholic nor Protestant, Baptist nor Methodist, Democrat nor Republican, Mason nor Elk. By ‘our’ Harlem Freedom, we mean … Continue reading

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Harlem riot of 1964

“On Thursday, July 16, 1964, James Powell was shot and killed by police Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan. The second bullet of three fired by Lieutenant Gilligan killed the 15-year-old African American in front of his friends and about a dozen other … Continue reading

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