Tag Archives: SNCC

Ed Felien :
Rap Brown said it: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

The right to armed self-defense of civil rights workers in the 1960s has been parodied by white right-wing racists defending themselves against the ‘tyranny’ of a federal government run by a black man. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog … finish reading Ed Felien :
Rap Brown said it: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

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Michael James :
Poor whites respond to Black rebellion, plus Buffalo Gap and the Klan, 1967-’68

The summers of 1967 and ’68 were hot — real hot — and we were in the ‘guts of the ogre.’ By Michael James | The Rag Blog | March 3, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
Poor whites respond to Black rebellion, plus Buffalo Gap and the Klan, 1967-’68

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Bob Feldman : Civil Rights, SDS, and Student Activism in Austin, Texas, 1954-1973

Massive march against the War in Vietnam, Austin, Texas, May 8, 1970. Image from The Rag Blog. The hidden history of Texas Part 13: 1954-1973/2 — Student Activism and the Anti-War Movement at the University of Texas By Bob Feldman … finish reading Bob Feldman : Civil Rights, SDS, and Student Activism in Austin, Texas, 1954-1973

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Tony Platt : My Friend Betita Martinez

Betita Martinez. Photo from SF Gate.‘The heart just insists’:My friend Betita Martinez As the daughter of a dark-skinned immigrant from Mexico City and a blue-eyed North American, she felt racism in the air, ‘but I did not have words for … finish reading Tony Platt : My Friend Betita Martinez

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Sherrod, Obama, and Preemptive Surrender

Waving the white flag.Shirley Sherrod, Barack Obama,And the policy of preemptive surrender By Rabbi Arthur Waskow / The Rag Blog / July 27, 2010 In one week of the Sherrod Saga, America recapitulated the whole history of racism since the … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Sherrod, Obama, and Preemptive Surrender

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Carl Davidson on SNCC : Blazing the Trail

Harry Belafonte addresses SNCC’s 50th Anniversary celebration at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.Civil rights pioneers: SNCC celebrates it’s 50th anniversary By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / April 28, 2010 [This article was written by Carl Davidson, incorporating … finish reading Carl Davidson on SNCC : Blazing the Trail

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Dick J. Reavis : SDS and the Great Divide

Image from Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History.Today’s Red Book and the demise of SDS Nobody present had repudiated Leftism, but everyone seemed to have reached a consensus that the heedlessness of youth had been our common flaw. … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : SDS and the Great Divide

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Bob Libal :
Si Kahn : 44 years of music and social justice

Activist, musician, and executive director of Grassroots Leadership:  four decades in the struggle. By Bob Libal | The Rag Blog | July 28, 2009 I read in the paper, I watched on the show They said that it happened a … finish reading Bob Libal :
Si Kahn : 44 years of music and social justice

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BOOKS / Bob Zellner’s ‘The Wrong Side of Murder Creek’

If you want a taste of what life on the front lines was like in the Southern civil rights movement, you have to read this book. By Jo Freeman [The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the … finish reading BOOKS / Bob Zellner’s ‘The Wrong Side of Murder Creek’

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Frank Cieciorka’s Self-Inscribed Eulogy

Frank CieciorkaIn Memoriam: Frank CieciorkaBy Bruce Anderson / December 3, 2008 Frank Cieciorka died [at the end of November 2008] at his home in Alderpoint, Southern Humboldt County. A modest, soft-spoken man whose passing will sadden everyone who knew him, … finish reading Frank Cieciorka’s Self-Inscribed Eulogy

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Legendary Artist of the New Left : Frank Cieciorka Dead at 69

Iconic image of the New Left: Woodcut by Frank Cieciorka. My year in Mississippi was certainly one the most profound experiences in my life and helped shape my political consciousness to this day. I’m saddened that this country hasn’t done … finish reading Legendary Artist of the New Left : Frank Cieciorka Dead at 69

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Ernest McMillan and Stoney Burns : Dallas 60s Activists Revisited

The Rag Blog was inspired by an underground newspaper we published in the 1960s in Austin. We called it The Rag. When Carol Neiman and I were editing The Rag — and many more whose bylines you see here from … finish reading Ernest McMillan and Stoney Burns : Dallas 60s Activists Revisited

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