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12 Artists Driving The Sound Of Young Americana

Americana may have started as a subgenre and, to some, as a radio format for those “rootsy” artists who didn’t fit simply into the country bag. But …

Universal Music

22 New Books to Read This Summer

Wherever your chosen reading locale — beach, park bench, airplane, air-conditioned living room — make sure you’re curling up with the best books of …

Books

American Experience

Freedom Riders | Article<p>Jim Crow Laws<p>The segregation and disenfranchisement laws known as "Jim Crow" represented a formal, codified system of racial …

Black History

Resources From All My Blogs

<i>(I publish this post every six months so new readers are aware of the resources)</i><p>In addition to this blog, I regularly post at several other</b> …

Education Technology

Their Protest Helped End the Draft. 50 Years Later, It’s Still Controversial.

They entered the draft board office near Baltimore in broad daylight and ransacked the drawers, seizing hundreds of papers as a clerk tried to wrest them back. Outside, in front of journalists they had summoned, they dumped the files of would-be soldiers in the parking lot and incinerated them with …

United States

American Experience

The Great War | Image Gallery<p>Young Men Enlist<p>Once the United States issued a declaration of war, the nation faced the daunting task of raising an …

United States

This Is America: New Folk Music from Childish Gambino

On the morning of May 5, a Saturday, I woke up at the crack of dawn, made a pot of coffee, had a bowl of cereal, took a shower, got dressed, and went …

Music

It’s the Guns - The Atlantic

Americans of high-school age are 82 times more likely to die from a gun homicide than 15- to 19-year-olds in the rest of the developed world.<p>This stark discrepancy is often treated as a baffling fact, requiring some counterintuitive explanation. After today’s massacre in Texas, the state’s …

Guns

Dystopia, Apocalypse, Culture War: 2018 or 1968?

In 1968, the world went up in flames, the auteur theory ignited debate, parental guidance at the movies was suggested, women in film were on the verge of a breakthrough, flesh-eating zombies hit the screen and American movies went to war (again). The world was watching, and the world was …

Democratic National Convention

Three Podcasts Every History Buff Should Know About

When those bullies from business school mocked you for getting a useless doctorate in medieval literature, they didn't see the world of history …

TED Talks

Just Ahead of 50th Anniversary, 'Catonsville Nine' Honored for 'Important Role in Antiwar Movement'

Fifty years after they set hundreds of draft files ablaze to protest the Vietnam War, the "Catonsville Nine" were honored with a historical marker in …

Vietnam War

Derry exhibition marks Civil Rights 50th anniversary

<b>A new exhibition detailing Londonderry's role in the global civil rights movement has opened in the city.</b><p>The "Lost Moment" is curated by Sean O'Hagan, who writes for The Guardian and The Observer.<p>The exhibition at The Nerve Visual Gallery at Ebrington includes work from photographers Steve …

Civil Rights

Grieving parents of teen killed in Parkland school shooting use 'graphic activism' to confront the NRA

Manuel Oliver was grieving in front of a crowd, spreading red paint on what would become the latest portrait of his son, killed in the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla.<p>Usually when he paints, Oliver, 50, an artist with abundant salt and pepper hair, listens to music he shared with …

Guns

They went to prison for burning draft records. Fifty years later, a memorial marker celebrates the Catonsville Nine

Police once arrested Margarita Melville on Frederick Road in Catonsville, Md. They drove her to jail and handcuffed her, and FBI agents knocked on her parents' door.<p>But times change. Fifty years after authorities arrested Melville, her husband and seven friends for stealing and burning draft …

Crime

May 1968: A Month of Revolution Pushed France Into the Modern World

Just six weeks after France’s leading newspaper, Le Monde, pronounced that the country was “bored,” too bored to join the youth protests underway in Germany and in the United States, students in Paris occupied the Sorbonne, one of the most illustrious universities in Europe.<p>The day was May 3, 1968, …

France

The 10 Best Americana Albums Of All Time

Before we recommend the 10 best Americana albums of all time, maybe we should define the term. In our mind, <b>Americana</b> is more a spirit than a sound – …

Universal Music

Americana: How Country And Roots Music Found A “Brand New Dance”

When the term “Americana” was included in the prestigious Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2011, Americana Music Association executive director Jed …

Country Music

When ‘Hair’ Opened on Broadway, It Courted Controversy From the Start

Less than a month after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and just a week before student protests in Paris kicked off, an anti-Vietnam War musical heralding the arrival of an era of freedom, rebellion and compassion introduced the Broadway set to the burgeoning counterculture.<p>…

Vietnam War

The Tragedy of 1968: What Might Have Been if King and Kennedy Had Lived

<b>THE PROMISE AND THE DREAM</b> <b><br>The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy</b><br>By David Margolick<br>Illustrated. 400 pp. A Lawrence Schiller Book/ Rosetta Books. $30.<p>For those of us who lived through it, 1968 was a year like no other. From the Tet offensive in Vietnam to the assassinations …

Robert F. Kennedy

Remembering the Columbia University protests of 1968

50 years ago, Columbia University students forcibly commandeered five campus buildings in a non-violent protest after discovering links between the …

America is ripe for protest in 2018

ADVERTISING<p>She was the face of mass protest, but long ago lost her faith in protesting.<p>Then, last year, hundreds of thousands of women set out to …

Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago Monday, Columbia University students angry about racism and the Vietnam War began a rebellion that fed a sense the country was in turmoil.<p>Starting at noon on April 23, 1968, student militants occupied Hamilton Hall, the main classroom building, and took a dean …

Columbia University

How a Skeptical High School Teacher Learned to Take Teenagers Seriously

<i>This article first appeared on TomDispatch.com.</i>During the first week of May 1963, more than 800 African-American students walked out of their …

From street kid to Pulitzer: why Kendrick Lamar deserves the prize

The first Pulitzer prize for music went, in 1943, to William Schuman’s <i>Secular Cantata No 2</i>. It took 54 years before the judges recognised music beyond the European classical tradition, making Wynton Marsalis’s <i>Blood on the Fields</i> the first jazz winner. There have only been two jazz winners since …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Rolling Stones in 1968: “It was like being let out of a cage”

Uncut celebrates the 50th anniversary of Beggars Banquet<p>50 years ago this week, <b>The Rolling Stones</b> recorded “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” at Olympic Studios in …

Soul Music

The Historic 1968 Struggle Against Columbia University

<i>How a Black United Front in Harlem, the Students’ Afro American Society, and Students for a Democratic Society took on the Columbia University Ruling</i> …

Black History

All power to the image: Huey, the peacock throne and the enduring visual legacy of the Black Panther Party

In the weeks after Marvel’s “Black Panther” exploded into box offices across the United States, essays drawing the inevitable connection between the …

New Resources On Race & Racism

I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists. You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at “Best” Lists …

1968: the year that changed America

Where were you in the 1960s? And what were you? A toddler, a grade schooler, a teenager? A young adult? Were you already old enough to form your own memories? Or were you old enough but in the “if you can remember The Sixties you really weren’t there” category?<p>Of course, if you’re like most people, …

San Francisco

How Bobby Kennedy’s Funeral Train United America

The photographs from Bobby Kennedy’s funeral train show what is possible in America, and what politicians should work for again.<p>The Robert F. Kennedy …