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Gus Newport

“ The peace movement was much the same struggle as the civil rights movement. You cannot separate the two. We were looking at the role the U.S. was playing in places like Korea, Viet Nam, and Nicaragua. If you look at American policy, it was always invading or bombing third world countries of color.” Editor’s

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Progressive Cities and Neighborhood Planning: Berkeley, CA

Berkeley’s city government had a Republican majority from its early years until 1961, when liberal candidates backed by the Berkeley Democratic Club gained control of Berkeley’s City Council and School Board and began to take actions to end de facto racial segregation and to deal with social problems such as unemployment and lack of affordable

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The l979-l980 City Council

The l979-l980 City Council: The BCA/Carole Davis Majority Passing the Torch Several eras came to an end at the April 24, l979 Berkeley City Council meeting. The final meeting of an outgoing Council is always a ceremonial occasion as retiring Councilmembers and praised and presented with their nameplates. The departure of Mayor Warren Widener and

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Berkeley in the 1970s

A History of Progressive Electoral Politics by David Mundstock. Remember he wrote this history in 1984-85 and never updated it. So please be tolerant of this text, frozen in time. If you want to see Berkeley campaign posters and updates to the present, please go to: Berkeley Campaign Art. Here is the link: http://berkeleyinthe70s.homestead.com/

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“We are black folks first”: the black freedom struggle in Rochester, NY and the making of Malcolm X

This paper illustrates the intersection of the Civil Rights Movement in Rochester, NY with Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam. Drawing on newspapers, organizational records, and oral history interviews, I develop a community study that examines Malcolm X’s relationship to this small northern city, prior to its 1964 “race riot.” I argue three points:

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