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The whole world's watching : peace and social justice movements of the 1960s & 1970s.
Berkeley Art Center.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Berkeley Art Center Association, [2001]

Physical Description:
148 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
General Note:
"This book accompanies 'The whole world's watching, ' an exhibition of photographs at the Berkeley Art Center, September 16--December 16, 2001."
Preface / Robbin Henderson -- Introduction / Harold Adler -- The times they are a-changin' / Leon F. Litwack -- Why it happened in Berkeley? / Charles Wollenberg -- The civil rights movement / Clayborne Carson -- Defying the Red-Baiters / William M. Mandel -- The free speech movement / R. Jeffrey Lustig -- The Sproul Hall sit-in / Julia Vinograd -- What are we fightin' for? / Clark C. Smith -- Nuclear disarmament and the women's peace movement / Alice Sachs Hamburg -- The feminist revolution in the Bay Area / Ruth Rosen -- Organizing rage / Joshua Bloom -- Ground zero / Judy Grahn -- The third world liberation movement and the rise of Latino power / Donna Amador -- Cesar Chavez, a revel of the spirit / Richard A. Garcia -- Native American activism / Edward D. Castillo -- Against the American dream / Tommi Avicolli Mecca -- People's Park, April 20, 1969-May 15, 1969 / Wendy Marian Schlesinger -- Eyewitness / Kathryn Ann Biglow -- International Hotel / Robert Hsiang -- Disability rights dare / HolLynn D'Lil -- Protecting the planet / Chris Clarke -- The sixties / Peter Coyote -- Afterword / Marshall Krause.
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Booklist Review

Baby boomers will experience many flashbacks while reading and viewing this compilation of essays and photographs regarding the fervent causes trumpeted from Berkeley, California--that hotbed of protests in the1960s and 1970s. The spectrum of causes was wide and deep: free speech, antiwar, environmental, gay rights, labor rights, feminism, farmworkers, American Indians, and the Black Panthers. Essayists include Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leon Litwack on the general social turbulence of the time, historian Clayborne Carson on the civil rights movement, and feminist scholar Ruth Rosen on the feminist movement. The photographs are poignant records of the passionate beliefs and actions of the times. Despite the book's datedness, the overarching theme of peace and social justice will resonate across generations as Americans process the current declaration of war against terrorism. This book will appeal to readers who appreciate the fact that in the search for justice, you must from time to time update the maps. --Vernon Ford

Publisher's Weekly Review

Photojournalism and critical commentary come together in The Whole World's Watching: Peace and Social Justice Movements of the 1960s & 1970s, an oversized volume part history, part tribute bearing witness to the protests and the upheavals that began in the socially engaged and politically volatile San Francisco Bay Area. Dramatic duotone photographs of Playboy bunnies, Black Panthers and student sit-ins punctuate essays like "Feminist Revolution in the Bay Area," "The Civil Rights Movement" and "Cesar Chavez, A Rebel of the Spirit." Contributors include actor Peter Coyote, historians Leon Litwack and Clayborne Carson, among many other scholars and activists; photographers include Bob Fitch and Robert Hsiang. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Mario Savio, the late leader of the Free Speech Movement, notes in this celebration of San Francisco Bay activism that the region "is one of the few the United States...where involvement in radical politics is not a form of social leprosy." This collection of photographs and short essays (mainly three to five pages long) relates many episodes of the protest movement that ignited in the Bay Area and spread throughout the country during the Sixties and Seventies. Contributors include highly regarded historians Leon Litwack (presenting an overview of the era) and Clayborne Carson (writing on the Civil Rights movement), as well as several award-winning photojournalists, who provide often stark examples of activists in action. The most intriguing stories are first-person accounts by participants, including Alice Hamburg discussing the Women's Strike for Peace, Ruth Rosen remembering the early feminist movement, Donna Amador describing Latino Power, and HolLynn D'Lil recounting the 1977 protest of disabled citizens that led to the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. The only notable omission is the Vietnam veterans who mounted important protests against the war. This book, which accompanies an exhibit at the Berkeley Art Center, is a worthy purchase for California public and academic libraries and for other academic and larger public libraries with collections in social protest and activism. Karl Helicher, Upper Merion Twp. Lib., King of Prussia, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Short essays (three to five pages) and photographs celebrate left-wing activism during the 1960s and 1970s in Berkeley and San Francisco. The texts and images commemorate the mobilization for free speech on campus, ending the war in Southeast Asia, cleaning up the environment, liberating women and gay people, building Latino Power, organizing farm workers, restoring American Indians' rights and property, accommodating the needs of disabled people, and protecting, feeding and educating black people, as the Black Panther Party tried to do. Of the 24 essays, the first-person stories of Alice Hamburg, Judy Grahn, Donna Amador, HolLynn D'Lil, and Wendy Marian Schlesinger are especially compelling. Photographs from many award-winning photojournalists capture the immediacy of the police brutality that so often marked the nonviolent marches. The shots of enormous crowds devoted to different causes alternate with razor-sharp images of individual protesters determined to stay the course. Other photos identify key leaders or important places. This book does a fine job of sketching in broad outlines the special place Berkeley held in the 1960s and 1970s. All general and academic libraries. M. Greenwald University of Pittsburgh