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Two Special Collections Honor 1968 Anniversary

In activism, archives, art, class, racism, social movements, special collections on December 15, 2008 at 5:05 pm
Univ. of Mich. Labadie Collection Exhibit "The Whole World Was Watching" runs through 1/11/09

Univ. of Mich. Labadie Collection Exhibit "The Whole World Was Watching" runs through 1/11/09

I just finished writing for a new book on multiracial coalition among anti-poverty activists in the 1960s (it’ll be out next winter through Melville House). It considers the unprecedented social change sparked 40 years ago. The book would not have been possible without the devotion of archivists and special collections librarians, along with those activists who shared their stories. Those dedicated archivists and community leaders have put together a number of great 1968 anniversary exhibits this year. Since a few of those exhibits are still running, now’s as good a time as any to go check them out:

CHICAGO

"Rising Up Angry & Chicago's Early Rainbow Coalition" at DePaul Univ. through 1/12/09

"Rising Up Angry & Chicago's Early Rainbow Coalition" at DePaul Univ. through 1/12/09

The Chicago Oral History Project of the Center for Latino Research presents:
Radicals in Black & Brown: Pa’lante, People’s Power and Common Cause in the Black Panthers and Young Lords Organization

and

Rising Up Angry and Chicago’s Early Rainbow Coalition, 1968-1975

Exhibit runs through January 12, 2009
Closing Celebration: January 12, 6pm
Haber Lounge, John T. Richardson Library
DePaul University, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL

ANN ARBOR

Julie Herrada of the Labadie Collection (University of Michigan Library) presents:
The Whole World Was Watching: Protest and Revolution in 1968

Exhibit runs until January 11, 2009
Hatcher Graduate Library Room 100
Univ. of Michigan, 920 North University, Ann Arbor, MI

You can also hear more from Julie Herrada and others on 1968 collections by watching video from the UC Berkeley Archives of Dissent. Click here to watch on YouTube.

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  1. I will be teaching a class on Librarians and Human Rights next semester and will include this posting to these exhibits.

    • Kathleen, the class sounds wonderful. If you would like a preview excerpt from the book I am working on, I’d be happy to send you a chapter. It would be interesting to have students look at reading on COINTELPRO and compare it to the PATRIOT Act and H.R. 1955 (the “homegrown terrorist” act). In the next few weeks I will be posting a series of blogs about the PATRIOT Act sunsets. I will let you know when they go up.

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