This year marks the 5oth anniversary of the War on Poverty. In the 1964 State of the Union address President Lyndon B. Johnson announced a series of new programs and initiatives designed to alleviate inequalities and end poverty in America. 454 more words
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In March of 1992, many years after photographer Dorothea Lange’s 1936 image of a migrant mother in California became one of the most iconic images from the Great Depression, a camera crew sat down with two daughters of the subject of Lange’s photo. 954 more words
Legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at age 94. Seeger became well-known for his folk songs “If I Had a Hammer,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” which were covered by many popular groups including Peter, Paul, and Mary, and The Kingston Trio. 748 more words
The Visual Media Resource Laboratory (VMRL) and Department of Special Collections hosted an open house Thursday, January 16 in Olin Library. A wide array of print resources and digital collections—many of them new—were on display in various public areas of Level 1. 372 more words
Amiri Baraka, poet and playwright, has died at age 79. Baraka, a major literary figure and activist who helped lead the Black Arts Movement, was interviewed for the Blackside series “Eyes on the Prize II.” Baraka’s works include numerous books of poems and essays and his play “Dutchman” won the 1964 Obie Award for best American play. 389 more words