"Besides the bad photography and the less than photogenic model....what about this is suspicious to you? Just asking..." Dr. Kenneth Monteiro Dean, College of Ethnic Studies San Francisco State University
Martin Luther King Jr being attacked as he marched nonviolently for the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966, which was the most ambitious civil rights campaign in the North of the United States, and lasted from mid-1965 to early 1967.
Paul K. Longmore, Professor of History and Director of the Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University, specializes in Early American history and the history of people with disabilities. He earned his Ph.D. at the Claremont Graduate School and his B.A. and M.A. at Occidental College.
Wilma Mankiller Wilma Pearl Mankiller was the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. Born: November 18, 1945, Tahlequah Died: April 6, 2010, Adair County Books: Mankiller Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom Spouse: Charlie Soap (m. 1986–2010), Hector Hugo (m. 1963–1977) Education: University of Arkansas, Skyline College, San Francisco State University
Protesting the Vietnam War - with the exception of "The Establishment" EVERYone protested the Vietnam War. We all wanted our guys home. It wasn't "just hippies" as government propaganda would have you believe. Even Vietnam Vets protested when they finally came back from Hell.
1968 Democratic National Convention Police Riot. In 1967, protest groups had promised to come to Chicago and disrupt the convention, & the city promised to maintain law and order. For 8 days, protesters & the Chicago Police battled for control of the streets while the Democratic Party met at the convention. Confrontation in the streets had a greater impact than the seating of racially mixed delegates from southern states, credential and platform battles, and even the presidential nomination.
Bobby Seale (right), chairman of the Black Panther Party, is one of three speakers at a sidewalk news conference in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 21, 1968. The other speakers are Ben Stewart (left), head of the Black Students Organization at San Francisco State, and George Murray (center, dark glasses), suspended teacher at San Francisco State.
Military photographer Charlie Haughey. Soldiers fire a captured M2 60mm mortar, originally a weapon produced by the United States for use in World War II and the Korean War. The mortar was captured on a patrol in a rice paddy, from Viet Cong forces. Names, date, and location unknown.
"Everything seemed possible. Many of the slogans still conjure up powerful emotions. One I read recently was: 'On Wednesday the undertakers went on strike. Today is not a good time to die.'" - Dick Pitt, participant in the Paris uprising of '68