Madison in the Sixties –November, 1965 John Lewis, the 25-year-old national chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, SNCC, returns to Madison for two speaking engagements on the second, starting with a noon rally on the Memorial Union steps. That night, 400 students give him a standing ovation after his address in Great Hall, then […]
Madison in the Sixties. Civil Rights, 1968 – The Death of Dr. King Friday, April 5 As they did in November, 1963, thousands gather to grieve atop Bascom Hill. But this time the mourning is different. The morning after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. starts with a heated disagreement between Chancellor William […]
Madison in the Sixties. Civil rights, 1965 In November, two great civil rights leaders come to campus. John Lewis, the 25-year-old national chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, speaks twice on the second — a noon rally on the Union steps, and an evening address in Great Hall. “Racism is embedded in the heart […]
Martin Luther King and George McGovern come to town, students send their meal money to the poor in Mississippi, and Paul Soglin gets his political start. Just some of the things going on in Madison fifty three years ago this month. Stu Levitan has the details on this week’s Madison in the Sixties.
Jazz Musician Bobby Watson teams up with spoken word artist Glenn North to pay tribute to Martin Luther King and the forgotten message of the March on Washington.
After 50 years of the War on Poverty, both the government programs it created and poverty are still around. Who’s winning?