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On May 21, 1968, the Poor People’s Campaign began setting up its encampment in Washington, D.C., called Resurrection City. Attempting to go on after the assassination of Martin Luther King while he marched with the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, this last goal of King’s would tell Americans just how tough the poor had it in […]

Hippie Tour

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On April 23, 2015

In 1967, a company was giving bus tours of the Haight for squares wondering what this whole hippie thing was about. Here’s a story and some photos taken on one of these tours by a reporter inter

Gillespie ’64!

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On October 20, 2014

I was unaware of the Dizzy Gillespie for president campaign in 1964. His idea for Miles Davis as head of the CIA certainly would have made for a funkier agency by the late 60s. And who could oppose th

Mexico

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On July 5, 2013
Doing a bit of travel writing on my month in Mexico for RI Future. Put up my first entry today on the Tlatelolco Massacre of 1968 and the perils of the 1-party state, both in Mexico and Rhode Island. Share
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