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The 1960s People
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Bernardine Dohrn (1942- ) was a leader of the Weathermen, a radical offshoot of the Students for a Democratic Society. Born in Wisconsin, she graduated from the University of Chicago in 1963 and th...
Curt Flood (1938-1997) was an All-Star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and the first high-profile player to challenge Major League Baseball’s reserve clause. Raised in Oakland, Cal...
Lyndon Johnson (1908-1973) was the 36th president of the United States. Born in Texas, Johnson worked his way through Southwest State Teachers College and taught for two years near Houston. He was...
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) was the 35th president of the United States of America. Born to a wealthy and politically influential Massachusetts family (Kennedy’s father Joseph served as ambas...
Mario Savio (1942-1996) was the widely-recognized leader of the 1964 Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley. Born in New York to devout Catholic parents, Mario considered jo...
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