Timothy Leary on Mind Expansion and related media

Timothy Leary on Mind Expansion

Timothy Leary's advocacy of mind-altering drugs made him, in Richard Nixon's words, "the most dangerous man in America." At a press conference in San Francisco in 1966, Leary advises his audience to "turn on, tune in, drop out."

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  • Timothy Leary on Mind Expansion
    Timothy Leary on Mind Expansion

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    Timothy Leary's advocacy of mind-altering drugs made him, in Richard Nixon's words, "the most dangerous man in America." At a press conference in San Francisco in 1966, Leary advises his audience to "turn on, tune in, drop out."

    Audio Clip (1:43)
  • Allen Ginsberg on the Beat Generation
    Allen Ginsberg on the Beat Generation

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    An interview with visionary poet Allen Ginsberg and anthropologist Margaret Mead sheds light on the origin and meaning of the newly coined term "Beat Generation."

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  • Jerry Rubin at Yippie Convention
    Jerry Rubin at Yippie Convention

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    Jerry Rubin, founder of the Youth International Party, or Yippies, addresses his party members at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, prepping the participants for the impending clash with law enforcement.

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  • Fannie Lou Hamer on Roots of Her Activism
    Fannie Lou Hamer on Roots of Her Activism

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    Fannie Lou Hamer, who worked as a field organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to expand black voter registration, discusses her awakening to racial injustice.

    Audio Clip (0:40)
  • Mario Savio on the Fight for Educational Reform
    Mario Savio on the Fight for Educational Reform

    Audio Clip (2:48)

    Mario Savio, leader of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley, was a frequent speaker in the spate of student demonstrations held on campus in fall 1964. In one public statement, Savio protests the university's ban of political activity on school grounds.

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  • Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Audio Clip (2:42)

    On April 5, 1968, in a press conference held the day after the slaying of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael predicts the outbreak of more violence across the nation in retaliation for "white America's biggest mistake."

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  • Lady Bird Johnson Critiques the President
    Lady Bird Johnson Critiques the President

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    President Lyndon B. Johnson holds a press conference on March 7, 1964, and takes questions on a range of topics, from the pending civil rights bill to the war in Vietnam. Afterward, in a recorded conversation with the president, Lady Bird Johnson evaluates her husband’s performance and awards him a “B+.”

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  • Adam Clayton Powell Rallies Congregation
    Adam Clayton Powell Rallies Congregation

    Audio Clip (3:54)

    In a 1967 sermon, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., pastor and congressman from Harlem, New York City, reaches out to the downtrodden and depressed with his "keep the faith, baby" slogan.

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  • A. Philip Randolph on Struggle for Racial Equality
    A. Philip Randolph on Struggle for Racial Equality

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    Born April 15, 1889, A. Philip Randolph was instrumental in leading the civil rights movement in America. In one of many speeches on racial justice, Randolph ponders the question of how to right past wrongs.

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  • Reagan's Evil Empire
    Reagan's Evil Empire

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    In a speech delivered to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida, on March 8, 1983, President Ronald Reagan criticizes the Soviet Union’s lack of religious faith.

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream
    Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream

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    We are unable to offer the full ''I Have a Dream'' speech, the rights to which are controlled by the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    To view a full transcript of this and other speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visit The Kings Papers Project Web site.

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