Tag Archive: Malcolm X

Oct 12

San Francisco 1968-1973

[Translate] (Continued from Simon Fraser) At a distance, San Francisco in late ‘68 still glowed from the “Summer of Love” festival the previous year.  But that glow was like the light that continues to travel in space after its source  burns out.  My friend in San Francisco — the noted Marxist economist James O’Connor — …

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Sep 16

Mississippi Winter 1964-65

[Translate] (Continued from Cuba 1963) In the summer of 1964 the civil rights movement launched a major campaign, Freedom Summer, to bring voter registration and other basic civil rights to the Deep South, centering on Mississippi.  Viki and I spent the summer in New York, working. I had a summer job with a branch of …

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Sep 03

Wesleyan (1) – The Rush

[Translate] (Continued from Kansas) After a long train and bus trip, I arrived in Middletown Connecticut in the fall of 1959, lugging a suitcase and a rucksack.  Middletown was only about 30 miles from Rockville, where I had been a foster child just four years earlier.  The campus sits on a slight hill a few …

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