Tag Archives: Memoir

Michael James :
In and out of Uptown, the ‘Appaloosa Mother,’ and meeting Dr. King, 1967

Sonny gave me this advice: ‘Just make sure you’re not hanging out in these same bars 20 years from now.’ By Michael James | The Rag Blog | February 12, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from … Continue reading

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Alan Wieder :
Bill Ayers’ ‘Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident’

In his ongoing journey, and with his new memoir, ‘Public Enemy,’ Bill Ayers continues to bring the radical ‘spark’ forward. By Alan Wieder | The Rag Blog | January 7, 2014 Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn will speak at “Underground … Continue reading

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Michael James :
Like a Bruegel Painting, 1966

The JOIN Community Union was our effort in Uptown, Chicago, to build solidarity and create an organized force for change, especially among poor people of Southern origin. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | January 6, 2014 [In this … Continue reading

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Michael James : Back to Uptown, 1965-1966

Two men, Uptown Chicago, 1966. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Back to Uptown: Bye-bye California, Chicago here I come, 1965-1966 I was glad to … Continue reading

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Michael James : Going Off Campus, 1965

Sam and Theophilius at sunset in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Going off campus: Idaho, Wyoming, and Connecticut, 1965 I proceeded … Continue reading

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Michael James : Kidnapped to the Highlands, 1964

Fishing boat on Monterey Bay. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Kidnapped to the Highlands:  Gibson Beach and Monterey Bay, 1964 This morning on Monterey … Continue reading

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Michael James : Free Speech at Sproul Plaza, Berkeley, Fall of 1964

Gathering during Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley, December 1964. At left, with mustache, is Jack Weinberg; center, in tie, is Michael Lerner; second from right, in glasses, is Marvin Garson. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael … Continue reading

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Michael James : Heart of Illinois in the Summer of ’64

Boys in a pickup truck in front of the Fulton Democrat in Lewistown, Illinois, in the summer of 1964. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: … Continue reading

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Michael James : Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat, 1963

Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat in Chicago, 1963. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Muddy Waters and James Cotton  at … Continue reading

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Paul Krassner : My Brother’s Keeper

The mad scientist as a young man. (Not George Krassner but, hey, it could have been.) Image from Beveled. Rocket science: My brother’s keeper “At age 29, as head of the Astro-Electronics Division, I had the civilian rank equal to … Continue reading

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Ron Jacobs : Autumn in America, 1973

Lines at New York City gas station, 1973. AP photo. Image from SeattlePI. Fall 1973:Autumn in America Tempers were heating up. The nightly news on WABC usually featured at least one story per broadcast of a fight or sometimes a … Continue reading

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Michael James : ‘El Lechero’ in San Miguel de Allende, 1962

‘El lechero’ in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, August 1962. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul:‘El lechero‘ in San Miguel, 1962 We arrive early and … Continue reading

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