Day: May 6, 2019

COMMERCE/ECONOMY PROTESTS

Miami Civil Protest

A group of black organizations in Miami called for “a mass rally of concerned Black people,” to take place on August 7, 1968, at the Vote Power building in Liberty City, a black neighborhood. Sponsors were the Vote Power League, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Student Nonviolent […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY PROTESTS

San Francisco State College Student Strike

“On strike! Shut it down!” From November 1968 to March 1969, those words rang out daily on the campus of San Francisco State College.  Like clockwork, between noon and 3 p.m., striking students would gather at the Speaker’s Platform on campus for a rally, then turn in a mass and march on the Administration Building, […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY TV

Mod Squad

The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran on ABC from 1968 to 1973. It starred Michael Cole as Peter “Pete” Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, Clarence Williams III as Lincoln “Linc” Hayes, and Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer. The executive producers of the series were Aaron Spelling and Danny […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY

The Beatles release ‘White Album’ November 22, 1968

The Beatles, also known as “The White Album”, is the ninth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed, which was intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY LITERATURE

The Yippies are Going to Chicago

July 7 Abbie Hoffman’s “The Yippies are Going to Chicago” is published in The Realist. The yippie movement, formed by Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Paul Krassner, all committed activists and demonstrators, is characterized by public displays of disorder ranging from disrupting the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange to the destruction of the […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY TV

November 22, 1968 “Star Trek” airs American television’s first interracial kiss

In an episode of TV’s original “Star Trek” entitled “Plato’s Stepchildren,” the crew aboard the Starship Enterprise became enslaved by humanoid Platonians, who possessed a telekinetic ability to force them to do anything the Platonians wanted them to do. Enterprise Capt. James Kirk, a white man played by William Shatner, was forced to kiss Nichelle […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY

TCB was the First musical TV special of the rock era to air on American broadcast television

TCB is a 1968 television special produced by Motown Productions and George Schlatter–Ed Friendly Productions of Laugh-In fame.  The special is a musical revue starring Motown’s two most popular groups at the time, Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations.  Containing a combination of showtunes, specially prepared numbers, and popular Motown hits, the special […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY PROTESTS

Women’s Liberation groups target the Miss America Beauty Contest

September 7 Women’s Liberation groups, joined by members of New York NOW, target the Miss America Beauty Contest in Atlantic City. The protest includes theatrical demonstrations including ritual disposal of traditional female roles into the “freedom ashcan.” While nothing is actually set on fire, one organizer’s comment – quoted in the New York Times the […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY

68 Sounds Released in 1968, Standing the Test of Time

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY MUSIC

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar boycotted the Olympics

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then named Lew Alcindor, boycotted the Olympics because of inequality at home.

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