Politics

Birth of the sit-in movement, 10 years on (1970)

There’s no sign proclaiming the FW Woolworth lunch counter here as the birthplace, 10 years ago today, of the sit-in movement that brought a new way of community life to the dual service and segregated South of the 1960s.

Quoted wisdom of George Washington

Without virtue and without integrity, the finest talents and the most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect and conciliate the esteem of the truly valuable part of mankind.

Computer brain power of leading nations as of 1968

Observers have also noted how quickly computers have pervaded American society. Princeton’s president Robert F Goheen thinks their impact can be compared to Gutenberg’s invention of movable type.

Politics 1968: The big show (1968)

Politics 1968: The big show The bands were tuning up, the barkers were practicing their spiels, the five-count-'em-five Republican elephants were lumbering into the big tent. One was showboating for the galler... Read more...

In memory of the Boston Tea Party (1901)

In memory of the Tea Party The Boston Tea Party Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently placed a bronze tablet on a building in Hollis St., which occupies the site of the historic old Do... Read more...

John Fitzgerald Kennedy: 1917-1963

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States by Laura Bergquist, LOOK Senior Editor From the fizzy early takeoff of the New Frontier to the heartbreaking end, I was a fascinated specta... Read more...

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