From JFK's Camelot to Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream" speech to protestors spitting on Vietnam veterans, the cultural memory of the Sixties rests firmly on a foundation of politically-motivated myth. In this presentation, Craig Werner juxtaposes familiar and surprising images of the decade to reveal some of the complications behind the myths.
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Worte die die Welt bewegten
BY MICHAEL STEFFEL
@ VOL 25
ON APR 22, 2016
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Who Killed the King
BY KOSTYA KIMLAT
@ VOL 18
ON JUL 08, 2016
"I am going to tell you a true story, that I made up."
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Title: 1968 – The Year that Shattered Akron
BY DAVE LIEBERTH
@ VOL 10
ON FEB 09, 2018
Akron has been having the conversation on race since 1851. Few young people are aware that following the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968, Akron experienced the violence that infected so many American cities – disillusioned young black men rioting, attacking the businesses of white merchants, confronting police. In Akron, a thousand National Guard troops quelled the disturbances after 6 nights of rioting. Black leaders came together to respond. A commission was formed to assess the reasons for the violence. Dave Lieberth offers a thorough overview of the mayhem and discrimination in Akron in 1968.