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Year of the Mad Bomber

“Throughout much of 1968, Sam Melville, an unemployed 34-year-old with an estranged wife and 5-year-old son, frequently sat at his desk in a squalid apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, contemplating how he could destroy America. Smoking a … Continue reading

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At Columbia, Revisiting the Revolutionary Students of 1968

Strikers on the ledge of Mathematics Hall, one of five buildings at Columbia University that students took over in April 1968. “The campus of Columbia University is dotted with monuments to illustrious alumni and high-minded ideals. But on a sunny … Continue reading

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Kent State shootings

“The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre, were the shootings on May 4, 1970, of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, … 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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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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“The Whole World Is Watching”: An Oral History of the 1968 Columbia Uprising

“At Columbia University in April 1968, about a thousand students forcibly commandeered five campus buildings, effectively igniting the mass student revolts of the 60s. The events that began haphazardly on April 23 soon grew into a public crescendo of awakening … 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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