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Mayor Daley

“Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who served as the 38th Mayor of Chicago for a total of 21 years beginning on April 20, 1955 until his death on December 20, 1976. … Continue reading

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C-Ration

“The C-Ration, or Type C ration, was an individual canned, pre-cooked, and prepared wet ration. It was intended to be issued to U.S. military land forces when fresh food (A-ration) or packaged unprepared food (B-ration) prepared in mess halls or … Continue reading

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Yes, There Were Antiwar Officers

From left, John Huyler, Ensign Paul Rogers and David Harris, in San Diego in 1970, discussing their efforts to stop the aircraft carrier Constellation from returning to Vietnam. “There are six of us. There were many more at the time, … Continue reading

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Third World Liberation Front strikes of 1968

Sit-in during SF State College strike, 1968. “The Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) rose in 1968 as a coalition of various ethnic student groups on college campuses in California in response to the perceived Eurocentric education and lack of diversity … Continue reading

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Hue Prepared for a Holiday, Then the War Came

Many civilians were driven from their homes during street fighting in the ancient city of Hue in February 1968.  “During the early days of January 1968, the 150,000 residents of Hue, like all Vietnamese, began preparations for their biggest event … Continue reading

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Diana Oughton

“Diana Oughton (January 26, 1942 – March 6, 1970) was a member of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Michigan Chapter and later, a member of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground. Oughton received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr … Continue reading

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Hearts and Minds – Peter Davis (1974)

“Hearts and Minds is a 1974 American documentary film about the Vietnam War directed by Peter Davis. The film’s title is based on a quote from President Lyndon B. Johnson: ‘the ultimate victory will depend on the hearts and minds … Continue reading

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