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"Cruising" was a report written by Paul Jacobs, an activist who would later co-found the magazine Mother Jones. In this piece, Jacobs rode along with two plainclothes policemen in northern California. The actions of the officers show how the race of…

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This news article was a part of February 1970’s Playboy Club News, which was a part of every month’s issue. Gina Byrams, a Bunny from Baltimore, was named International Bunny of the Year the first time that this competition was held.

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Huey Newton founded the Black Panther Party for Self-defense in 1966 with Bobby Seale while the two were studying at Merritt College in Oakland, California. Newton started studying at the college in 1958, but was arrested and served an eight-month…

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Julian Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960 and served as its communications director. Later he was head of the Atlanta branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and…

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Jesse Jackson dropped out of the University of Illinois, where he only studied for one year, to return to his home in North Carolina in 1960. He then attended Agriculture and Technical College of North Carolina. Located in Greensboro, students from…

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This advertisement by the clothing company h.i.s shows a muscular African-American modeling a pair of pants with the caption “Slack Power.” This is a play on the phrase “Black Power,” popularized in the late 1960’s.

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"The Decent Society" was a collection of eleven essays on different aspects of American life. The pieces were written five years after President Johnson’s 1964 promise of the Great Society. Each tackles a different problem that was still plaguing…

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Sidney Harris is a cartoonist who has drawn for the New Yorker in addition to Playboy. Here, one man seems to have just gotten off the train. The other man who met him there has noticed that the visitor has seen the train station waiting rooms are…

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In this essay, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. talks of the problems that African-Americans faced such as education, poverty, housing, and the government creation and enforcement of laws. The byline seems to explain it best: “In his final published…

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Eldridge Cleaver was the Minister of Information, or spokesperson, for the Black Panther Party. Bobby Seale and Huey Newton formed the Party in 1966 in Oakland, California. Cleaver joined the group in December of that year, after he was released…
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