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George Wallace : Fall to Grace On May 15, 1972 while campaigning for president, Wallace was shot five times by Arthur Bremer, a self-proclaimed assassin who had also stalked Richard Nixon and George McGovern. With severe damage to his spinal cord, Wallace was rendered partially paralyzed, unable to walk and in constant pain. His political martyrdom seemed to create a "halo-effect" around the once "untouchable" leader. During his hospital interment, he was visited by Ted Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy (the widow of Robert Kennedy,) African-American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, and George McGovern. Elvis Presley, a long-time admirer of Wallace, called and offered to avenge his friend's tragedy. Despite his handicap and the enduring pain he suffered from his injuries, George Wallace made a remarkable come-back.

Freedom Summer Mt. Zion Church state history marker near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Freedom Summer (also known as the Mississippi Summer Project) was a campaign in the United States launched in June 1964 to attempt to register as many African-American voters as possible in Mississippi, which had historically excluded most blacks from voting. The project also set up dozens of Freedom Schools, Freedom Houses, and community centers in small towns throughout Mississippi to aid the local black population. Freedom riders Boynton outlawed racial segregation in the restaurants and waiting rooms in terminals serving buses that crossed state lines. Five years prior to the Boynton ruling, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) had issued a ruling in Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company (1955) that had explicitly denounced the Plessy v.

Free Speech Movement The Free Speech Movement (FSM) was a student protest which took place during the 1964–1965 academic year on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley under the informal leadership of students Mario Savio, Michael Rossman, Brian Turner, Bettina Aptheker, Steve Weissman, Art Goldberg, Jackie Goldberg, and others. In protests unprecedented in scope, students insisted that the university administration lift the ban of on-campus political activities and acknowledge the students' right to free speech and academic freedom. 1964–1965[edit] Background[edit] Jack Weinberg and sit-in[edit]

Free Resources - Hispanic Heritage - Biographies - Cesar Chavez 1927-1993 Labor Leader "For most of his life, César Estrada Chávez chose to live penniless and without property, devoting everything he had, including his frail health, to the UFW." — Peter Matthiessen, New Yorker. Renowned labor leader César Estrada Chávez was raised in a poor family that lost its farm during the Depression and was forced into migrant farm labor when Chávez was only ten years old. For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield song) The song was inspired by an event at the dawn of the psychedelic and counterculture eras in November 1966, the year during which Buffalo Springfield started playing as the house band at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.[3] According to the Los Angeles Times,[4] annoyed residents and business owners in the district had encouraged the passage of strict (10:00 p.m.) curfew and loitering laws to reduce the traffic congestion resulting from crowds of young club patrons. This was subsequently perceived by young, local rock and roll music fans as an infringement on their civil rights, and on Saturday, November 12, 1966, fliers were distributed along the Strip inviting people to demonstrate later that day. Though often mistaken for an anti-war song, it was this first of the "Sunset Strip riots" which inspired then Buffalo Springfield band member Stephen Stills to write "For What It’s Worth", recorded about three weeks after on December 5, 1966.

Flower power A female demonstrator offers a flower to military police at an anti-Vietnam War protest in Arlington, Virginia, 21 October 1967 Flower power was a slogan used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance and non-violence ideology.[1] It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War.[2] The expression was coined by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965 as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles.[3][4][5] Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colors, wearing flowers in their hair, and distributing flowers to the public, becoming known as flower children.[6] The term later became generalized as a modern reference to the hippie movement and the so-called counterculture of drugs, psychedelic music, psychedelic art and social permissiveness.[7] Origin[edit] Flower Power originated in Berkeley, California as a symbolic action of protest against the Vietnam War.

Engel v. Vitale Argument of William J. Butler Chief Justice Earl Warren: Number 468, Steven I.  About Ben What do Ben Spock and Barack Obama have in common? Posted on 23. Sep, 2010 by gerry in About Ben As we pursue the world’s most dangerous extremists, we are also denying them the world’s most dangerous weapons, and pursuing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.

Diggers (theater) The Diggers were a radical community-action group of activists and Improvisational actors operating from 1967 to 1968, based in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Their politics sometimes have been categorized as "left-wing"; more accurately, they were "community anarchists" who blended a desire for freedom with a consciousness of the community in which they lived.[citation needed] They were closely associated and shared a number of members with the guerrilla theater group San Francisco Mime Troupe. Actor Peter Coyote was a founding member of the Diggers. The Diggers took their name from the original English Diggers (1649–50) who had promulgated a vision of society free from buying, selling, and private property.[1] During the mid- and late 1960s, the San Francisco Diggers organized free music concerts and works of political art, provided free food, medical care, transport, and temporary housing and opened stores that gave away stock. Coyote, Peter.

Day Tripper by The Beatles Songfacts Songfacts®: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page. John Lennon's lyrics were his first overt reference to LSD in a Beatles song. The song can be seen as Lennon teasing Paul McCartney about not taking acid. In 2004, Paul McCartney did an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper where he explained that drugs influenced many of The Beatles' songs. He singled this one out as being about acid (LSD), but also said that people often overestimate the influence of drugs on their music. The line "She's a big teaser" was written as "She's a prick teaser." Counterculture - Lingo From Lingo While I have taken some pains to try to present a "scholarly" approach to the subject matter, I have unashamedly focused on what interested me most below, so I fully recognize that the guide remains quirky, and can only say that this quirkiness is the result of a life spent poking around the edges of the subject matter. This page does not pretend to be a substitute for the official "dogma" on the subject, necessary to succeed at the agrégation. My hope is rather that it will provide some context in a fun way, but also serve as an efficient guide to the main issues.