Included are a number of historical writings in order to compare how the racial issues prevalent from 50 years ago are so very similar to what we are seeing today. It is with this in mind that we point to both present day longform stories as well as look back to the 1960's and 1970's for historical perspective.
Los Angeles Free Press (1970)
The Atlantic (2014)
Los Angeles Free Press (1960's and 1970's)
Stay Tuned: Longform Stories will be expanding this post over the coming days.
At 2 or 3 or 4 a.m., somewhere along in there, on August 25, 1966, his 48th birthday, in fact, Leonard Bernstein woke up in the dark in a state of wild alarm. That had happened before. It was one of the forms his insomnia took.
Benghazi, Robin Williams, Islam, Twitter, and a convicted bomber from the 1970s came together in a court case against right-wing bloggers.
His grandfather, Dr. Charles Graham, a respected rancher and veterinarian, had built the family’s fortune over four decades of breeding and racing champion quarter horses. It was the legendary stallion Three Ohs that had changed Doc Graham’s career in 1970, turning his breeding facility in Elgin, which he’d started with almost nothing,
This story first appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.He was the most popular stand-up comedian of the 1960s. The most successful product pitchman of the 1970s ("Then you dip the spoon in the puddin' …"). The most iconic sitcom dad of the 1980s (and the first with an upper-middle-class African-American TV family). And soon he'll be returning to NBC with a new comedy, perhaps as early as next year.
In May, 1970, a few nights after the Kent State shootings, my father and my brother Tom, who was nineteen, started fighting. They weren’t fighting about the Vietnam War, which both of them opposed. The fight was probably about a lot of different things at once. But the immediate issue was Tom’s summer job.
When I was a student at Northwestern University during the mid 1970s, my father visited Chicago for medical conferences a couple times a year. On these occasions, he would make it a point to treat me to dinner at a white tablecloth place downtown — usually $$$ in the AAA Tourbook.