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Fannie Lou Hamer was born today in 1917. She was an organizer of Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and then went to the 1964 Democratic National Convention as the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, demanding to be seated. Her uncompromising, plain-spoken advocacy embarrassed Hubert Humphrey and enraged President Johnson. She was seated as a member of Mississippi's official delegation to the Democratic National Convention of…

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I remember the Vietnam War Protests...the first protests came in October 1965 when the draft was increased. In February 1965, it had only been 3,000 a month but in October it was increased to 33,000 a month!

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from TIME.com

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Demonstrators protest American involvement in the Vietnam War outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, 1968.

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Horace Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015) Julian Bond, was an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor, and writer. At Morehouse College inthe 60's he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Bond was elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and six terms in the Georgia Senate.

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from BABYLON FALLING

Harvey Wasserman

Outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Photo: Jeffrey Blankfort

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