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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…

"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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A cartoon of a woman lounging and a servant bringing her a head on a platter. She responds, "Tell your master that's not the kind of head I had in mind."

Playboy After Dark was a TV program that ran from 1969-1970. The show was created so that it appeared the viewer was invited to a party in Hefner's penthouse. Hefner, surrounded by playmates, had famous musical guests and comedians as guests, such…

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.

An article by Linda Wolfe examining the new emergence of sex therapies.

"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…

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…

This is an advertisement for the book Sex and the Single Girl by Helen Brown and the movie based on it.

In a subtle turn of events, Playboy went from being clearly anti-Vietnam, and published within the September 1973 issue an ad for military recruitment.
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