Episodes Nearest to January 1, 1967 to December 31, 1967: 1 through 25 of 25
- African Americans and Southern Labor Unions
1967 Jefferson, Alabama Labor Unions, Race Relations, Civil Rights, african americans
“The union wasn’t right by us,” was how James Manley summed up his experiences as an African American union member during an interview conducted by the Sloss Furnace Association. In 1984 Manley sat down in an interview with the goal of recording his thoughts on his career at Sloss Furnaces, a pig-iron producing blast furnace in Birmingham, Alabama. Manley spoke of being laid off in 1967 for...
- Muhammad Ali: How One Man's Dissent Illustrates the Story of the American Opposition of the Vietnam War
1967 Dist Columbia, District of Columbia Cold War, Draft, Vietnam War, Anti Draft, Anti War
During the Cold War, the Vietnam War was probably considered one of America's more unnecessary and counterproductive ideas to stop the spreading of Communism. As the American government continued the war with little thought to whom it effected on both sides of the spectrum many people both Black and White, poor and rich and overall different came together as one to protest the continuation of a...
- The Who and the New Generation
September 17, 1967 San Francisco, California Counterculture, The Who, 1960s
The appearance of The Who on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967 marked the beginning of a changing American society. Much like the Beatles began the First British Invasion when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show years earlier, they epitomized a significant change in thinking. However, unlike the Beatles, who were simply not part of the status quo, The Who actively challenged the social...
- Man's Heart Transcends Apartheid
January 4, 1968 Durham, North Carolina South Africans, Apartheid, Civil Rights
In South Africa, the walls of apartheid were about to be transcended by the loss of a young “cape colored” in January 1968. Young Clive Haupt was a “colored” of South Africa who died at the age of 24; while his death was tragic; it had also achieved something, though it was small. While Clive was dead, his heart was to be given to Dr. Phillip Blaiberg, a white South African man. Though this...
- Bill Christofferson, a Vietnam Veteran, Experiences Forty Years of Coming Home
February, 1968 to 1968 Milwaukee, Wisconsin War, Diplomacy/International
The Vietnam War was one of the most traumatic events in postwar American history. At its peak, the United States had 543,400 soldiers stationed in Vietnam and as a whole, the United States sent over three million soldiers to Vietnam. One of these veterans of the Vietnam War was Bill Christofferson, who was a combat correspondent who returned from active duty in 1968. However, like many other Vietnam...
- Carmichael Calls for Black Militancy
September, 1966 to 1966 Bronx, New York Race-Relations, African-Americans
Many African-Americans had become frustrated with the slow rate of racial progress in the 1960s. While Martin Luther King Jr. and others protested racial injustices in a nonviolent way, other African-American lost patience with the attitude of whites towards these movements. Stokely Carmichael, a one-time non-violence believer, became an advocate and leader of the “Black Power” movement. ...
- Student Demonstrations at Fayetteville State University
April, 1968 to 1968 Cumberland, North Carolina African-Americans, Education, Protest
The Raleigh Observer reported that by April 1968 the students at Fayetteville State University were outraged due to the lack luster condition of their campus. A small group of students seized control of the administration building and phone systems on Thursday. The students were all male upperclassmen. Dr. Jones, the college president was the first to discover the students and speak with...
- The 1966 Hough Riots
July 18, 1966 to July 24, 1966 Cuyahoga, Ohio Race-Relations, Riot, Cleveland
During the late night hours of July 18, 1966, 26-year-old Joyce Arnett walked through Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood with two friends. As they approached E. 83rd Street, police officers ushered them into the second floor of a nearby building. The police presence had recently arrived to disperse a large crowd that had gathered on the street. Mrs. Arnett, a mother of three who lived nearby,...
- Dr. Timothy Leary Defends Responsible Use of LSD
May, 1966 to 1966 Dist Columbia, District of Columbia Counterculture, Drug Culture, Government, Law
By 1966, interest in LSD had proliferated in the public sphere to an enormous extent. The debate over the chemical’s risks and therapeutic possibilities led to Senate subcommittee hearings on its use. Acid, as LSD is commonly called, had been sensationalized by mass media publications and, although in its early years it had been extensively and responsibly studied by medical professionals, the...
- Birth Control
August 18, 1968 Cumberland, North Carolina birth control, Cold War, Women
In the Fayetteville Observer on Sunday August 18, 1968, the paper noted that a Russian man came up to a Westerner and asked him for some birth control pills for his wife. Normally, a man would ask for whisky or chewing gum, but this time it was different, and the request took the Westerner by surprise. The reason he asked for birth control pills was because there was a housing shortage...
- "More Negroes Being Hired"
October 2, 1968 Wake, North Carolina Black Labor, African American jobs
The North Carolina Good Neighbor Council, according to the Rockingham Daily Journal, indicate that by 1968, more African Americans were finding jobs in North Carolina State Government than ever before. The jobs of interest were in education, health, or hospitals, while fields not associated with education, health, or hospitals were still filled with white employees. A survey was preformed...
- State Begins to Hire More Black Workers
October 2, 1968 Cumberland, North Carolina african americans, employment
On October 2, 1968, the North Carolina Good Neighbor Council submitted a survey to Raleigh demonstrating that blacks were being hired for more positions within the state government. That rise came over the previous two years. There were still state agencies that are all white, but those agencies did not include education, health or hospitals. “The study showed that 38 percent of the blacks employed...
- Old Main: 1886-1969
March 9, 1969 Gratiot, Michigan Buildings - Old Main, Alma College
Old Main was one of most important buildings on Alma College’s campus in 1969. This building had housed many departments and classrooms, since the College’s opening day. In the first twenty-five years of Alma College, there were only five buildings on campus: Folsom Hall (gymnasium and chemistry), the library, Hood (museum), Old Main (classrooms and offices) and Pioneer Hall (dormitory).
- Alma College's Hogan Physical Education Center
1965 Gratiot, Michigan Gym, Alma College, Hogan
In 1923 Memorial Gym was constructed on the northwest end of campus. The gymnasium was named in honor of all of the local veterans who served in World War I. It was converted to the Clack Art Center after the college built a new gymnasium.
In 1969, Alma College built a new Physical Education Center, which included four racquet ball courts, a weight room, a 20ft deep, six-lane swimming pool,...
- Lieutenant Colonel Moore leads 7thCalvary into Ia Drang Valley
1965 Asia, Outside US "Harold Moore", "Ia Drang Valley"
Lieutenant Colonel Harold G. Moore, Jr., took command of one of the battalions of the 11th Air Assault Division in June, 1964. He trained and tested the officers and soldiers of his battalion for over a year. Upon completion of testing, the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) was redesignated the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), and Lieutenant Colonel Moore's battalion was given the 1st Battalion,...
- Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Walk on the Moon
July 16, 1969 to July 21, 1969 Harris, Texas Science/Technology, Moon, Apollo 11
On July 16, 1969, Americans Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins sat atop a Saturn V rocket and were blasted away from the surface of the Earth on a journey across 300,000 kilometers to land and walk on the Moon. The choice of which astronaut would step on the lunar surface first came almost by chance- because Armstrong was the Commander of the flight, his seat...
- Apollo Mission Puts Neil Armstrong on the Moon
July 20, 1969 Brevard, Florida Cold War, Science/Technology
Neil Armstrong gained world-wide fame as he stepped off of the Apollo 11’s lunar module and became the first human to set foot on the moon. Completing the awe-inspiring moment he said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Earlier that day, Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, the Eagle lunar module pilot, had undocked from the command...
- A Nun’s Perspective on Civil Rights, and an Alternate Ending
March, 1965 to 1965 Dallas, Alabama racial equality, Civil Rights Movement
In March of 1965, Sister Mary Paul of Detroit wrote a letter to the sisters of her Order describing her experiences while in Alabama as a hospital volunteer during the Civil Rights Movement. She states, “they probably could not have gone on if it had not been for the support of the North,” demonstrating the dire circumstances that led her to get involved in the first place. Being from the north,...
- Marie Foster: A Woman on a Mission
March, 1965 to 1965 Dallas, Alabama, Wilcox, Alabama Selma, Voting Rights Act, Mary Foster, Civil Rights
Marie Priscilla Martin was born on October 24, 1917 in Wilcox County, Alabama. From a poor family, Marie dropped out of high school to get married, and had three children. She eventually went to a junior college and became a dental hygienist. Foster became more involved in the voting rights movement because of her outrage over the racial inequality and injustice that she was constantly witnessing.
- Nonviolence in Civil Rights: Is it Successful?
March, 1965 to 1965 Dallas, Alabama Civil Rights, Martin Luther King Jr., Voting Rights Act of 1965
On March 7, 1965 African Americans flooded the streets of Selma and headed west to Alabama’s capitol, Montgomery, to participate in a peaceful protest for racial equality. There was a lot of anticipation that led up to this march, as it was a long walk and a big mission. Although Dr. King was not able to attend, the people still assembled at Brown Chapel in Selma, Alabama with high hopes and a...
- Bayard Rustin and Israeli Air Support
June 28, 1970 New York, New York Bayard Rustin, Civil Rights, Pacifism
In 1970 Bayard Rustin gathered many civil rights leaders and black public officials in support of an appeal to Washington. This appeal pushed for the U.S. government to supply Israel with fighter jets for protective purposes. Their appeal, in the form of a full-page ad in the New York Times, was sponsored by the A. Philip Randolph Institute of which...
- Leary, Metzner, and Alpert Instruct LSD Initiates on How to Achieve a Successful “Psychedelic Session”
1964 New York, New York Psychology, Counterculture, Drug Culture, Religion
In 1964, psychologists Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert published The Psychedelic Experience, a manual intended to prepare the users of psychedelic drugs for sessions. The authors had researched the therapeutic aspects of psychedelic substances, as well as their religious possibilities. The book is heavily influenced by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, (also known...
- The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: Still Movin' and Groovin'
1970 Orleans, Louisiana 10th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orelans
History 321-Urban America
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: Still Movin' and Groovin'
In the beginning of 1970, the city of New Orleans and the music industry as a whole would be drastically changed in a way that would bolster its prominence like no other. This change would soon come to existence as being called the...
- The Rebirth of Zora
1970 Orange, Florida From Sun to Sun, Female Authors
The collaboration between Zora Hurston and the Directors of The Museum in folklore entitled “From Sun to Sun” was revolutionary for both the museum and for the African American population at the time. The Museum was known at the time at Rollins to be “a house for the arts”. The theatre worked together with Hurston to present a series of one act plays, musical...
- Alma College Men's Soccer
1970 Gratiot, Michigan Soccer, College Sports
Men’s soccer began as a club team in 1970. Soccer became a varsity sport for the 1975-1976 season after Coach Beaumont successfully argued that if Alma College wanted to promote its connection to Scotland, the College should not ignore Scotland’s national sport.
Although instrumental to the foundation of men’s soccer, Beaumont only coached for the first season. The most successful coach...