It’s been a bittersweet time for those of us who were active in the civil rights movement (that’s what we called it then–today it’s the anti-racist movement; a much clearer descriptor of the struggle and the goal) and the antiwar movement in the 1960s. On the one hand, it’s terrible that in spite of all we did then, there’s as much or more left to do. On the other hand, it’s so wonderful to see the next generations coming along with their energy and leadership, their creativity and their commitment.
The University of Washington Libraries Special Collections has posted a tour of a slice of the 1960s/70 antiwar movement in Seattle. It highlights and references my 2018 book Protest on Trial. I’d like to return the message and give the UW library a plug for their extensive collections of photos, news clippings, FBI memoranda, interviews and more from those times.
They say the devil’s in the details. Well, so are the seeds of knowledge–what fails, what succeeds–it’s knowing the details of history that create a platform for making that next step forward.
Here’s the link: http://specialcollections.ds.lib.uw.edu/Seattle7/
Right on, fight on.