[sixties-l] Re: The Whole World's Watching

From: Jeffrey Blankfort (jab@tucradio.org)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 14:27:36 EST

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    Peace and Social Justice Movements of the 1960s and 1970s
    A marvellously evocative presentation of a stirring, complex,
    colorful era^which, overall, helped to civilize the society and
    culture dramatically.^
     ^Noam Chomsky
    THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING brings the Sixties and Seventies
    alive^.The photos are strikingly dramatic ^The essays are short,
    pungent, and wide-ranging as they recall the richness, the
    cameraderie of those historic struggles for peace and justice.
    ^Howard Zinn, historian and author of A People's History of the
    United States

    "The photos and text bring forth^love and inspiration to my
    heart and eyes, and inspire not only myself to continued work,
    but, I hope, younger generations to come."
    ^Winona LaDuke, Native American activist and Green Party
    candidate for U. S. Vice President, 2000

    The Berkeley Art Center is proud to announce the publication of
    The Whole World's Watching, an extraordinary collection of
    gripping photographs combined with moving and thoughtful
    commentary by 20 writers. The work documents the rich history of
    the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s with a focus on the
    San Francisco Bay Area. Distinguished writers explore the rise
    of the Black Panthers, the Free-Speech and Anti-war movements,
    feminism, disability rights, environmental activism, the
    struggle for gay rights, Csar Chavez and the United Farm
    Workers, the American Indian Movement's occupation of Alcatraz
    and the cultural milieu of the era.

    The book includes over 50 handsome duotone photographs taken by
    nearly 30 noted photographers including Jeffrey Blankfort, Nacio
    Jan Brown, Cathy Cade, Bob Fitch, Robert Hsiang, Ken Light,
    Richard Misrach, Stephen Shames, Michelle Vignes and Douglas
    Wachter among others. Powerful essays honor both the larger
    story and the individual participants of these movements who had
    the courage and vision to change history. Pulitzer prize-winning
    historian Leon Litwack is among the distinguished contributors
    to the text. Other notable essayists include Clayborne Carson,
    historian and editor of the Martin Luther King Jr. papers at
    Stanford University, actor Peter Coyote and feminist scholar,
    Ruth Rosen.

    The book accompanies a compelling exhibition of 100 photographs
    which opened at the Berkeley Art Center September 16, 2001 and
    will travel throughout 2002 and 2003. By examining the
    organizations and events that arose in California during this
    tumultuous period in U.S. history the Berkeley Art Center
    provides us with a living memory of this important and dramatic

    For libraries, schools and anyone who lived through those times
    or wants to know more about them.

    Berkeley Art Center
    1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
    Phone: 510-644-6893 FAX 510-540-0343
    www.berkeleyartcenter.org email:berkeleyartc@earthlink.net
    Peace and Social Justice Movements of the 1960s and 1970s
    9 x 12, 160 pages, 50 duotone photographs.
    Individual books may be ordered from the Berkeley Art Center at $24.95
    paper/$59.95 hardback. Discounts are available for multiple copies.

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