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Naked Came The Stranger: The Story Of A Literary Hoax

June 28, 2022

In 1964, in Grove Press v. Gerstein, the Supreme Court decided that Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer had literary merit and should not be censored. This opened the...

Naked Came The Stranger: The Story Of A Literary Hoax

June 17, 2022

In 1964, in Grove Press v. Gerstein, the Supreme Court decided that Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer had literary merit and should not be censored. This opened the...

Yetta Bronstein For President

April 26, 2022

There are things people may not know about the 1964 presidential election. Yes, it’s true that the two main candidates in the election were Lyndon Johnson and the Arizona Republican Sena...

The First Earth Day

April 20, 2022

Dennis Hayes, national coordinator of Earth Day, Larry Green, and crowd at Civic Center Plaza (Richard J Daley Center) for Earth Day, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 1970. (Ph...

Building The Berlin Wall

April 14, 2022

The building of the wall. A girl watches an East-German bricklayer working at the border. - August 1961 (Photo by Hyzdal von Miserony/ullstein bild via Getty Images) With the end of World War ...

1968: The Black Power Olympic Protest

March 27, 2022

Today, seeing athletes making social or political gestures during sporting events is not unusual, but it certainly was in the 1960s. The groovy era was a tumultuous time in Ameri...

Christo Wrapped The World

March 5, 2022

In a sense, Christo was both the individual and the team of Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and his wife Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon. Jeanne-Claude and Vladimirov, who were born on the sam...

Frogger's Rise To The Top

February 19, 2022

When it comes to nostalgic video games, few pixelated pastimes can touch the popularity and shelf life of Frogger. The quintessential arcade game became so popular that the Parker Brothers e...

Times Square In The 1970s

February 17, 2022

1st April 1970: A sex shop featuring peep shows, and the McAuley missionary sit side by side at 42nd street and Dyer avenue in Times Square, New York. (Photo by Walter Leporati/Getty Images) ...

When Columbia Students Held Their Dean Hostage

February 5, 2022

In 1968, Columbia University was embroiled in controversy; students arranged a protest because the school was stealing land and resources from Harlem. The university is ...

The Great '80s Hair Expansion

January 30, 2022

When it comes to the ‘80s, the saying “bigger is better” applied to everything from cars to stereo systems but most of all, hair. From hair metal bands to Aqua Net infused ‘fros that cou...

President Reagan's Ambitious Star Wars Defense Plan

January 26, 2022

In 1983, President Reagan announced his Strategic Defense Initiative, which sounded like a bad Steven Segal movie crossed with “Back To The Future.” The highly impl...

Disco Dancing The Night Away

January 24, 2022

Disco music arose from various subcultures; it had origins in the dance parties thrown by the New York City underground gay community as well as in the R&B scene in Philadelphia from the ...

Chilling Photographs That'll Change Your Perspective

January 20, 2022

Things aren’t always as they seem. This collection of photographs will show you a view of history – its people, places, and events – that offers a different perspective...

The Red Power Movement: Native American Civil Rights In The Groovy Era

December 8, 2021

With the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 108, from 1953 to 1964, the United States government ended the recognition of more than 100 tribe...

Jane Goodall’s Journey

November 13, 2021

Jane Goodall’s path may have been different had her father given her a teddy bear instead of a stuffed chimpanzee. Goodall still has that chimpanzee, named Jubilee. In 1957, she visited a fri...

Valley Of The Dolls: The Record Breaking Book Of The ‘60s

October 21, 2021

Before there was 50 Shades of Grey, Jacqueline Susann published a book in 1966 which took the bestseller charts by storm. This novel, Valley of the Dolls, e...

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