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The soundtrack of the Sixties demanded respect, justice and equality

Michael V. Drake, The Ohio State University When Sly and the Family Stone released “Everyday People” at the end of 1968, it was a rallying...

In the turmoil of 1968, music failed to seize the moment

Alan Williams, University of Massachusetts Lowell While the first half of 1968 was a series of explosive moments – the Tet Offensive, Paris protests, the...

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ still speaks to nation’s racial discord,...

Leigh Ann Wheeler, Binghamton University, State University of New York Most memoirs are soon forgotten. A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,”...

50 years old, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ still offers insight about...

Daniel N. Rockmore, Dartmouth College Watching a 50th anniversary screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” I found myself, a mathematician and computer scientist whose research...

50 years of the Boeing 747: How the ‘queen of the...

Janet Bednarek, University of Dayton On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of its custom-built assembly plant in Everett, Washington. From the...

A long fuse: ‘The Population Bomb’ is still ticking 50 years...

Derek Hoff, University of Utah “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” Stanford biologist and ecologist Paul Erhlich declared on the first page...

How the Catholic Church came to oppose birth control

Lisa McClain, Boise State University This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark “Humanae Vitae,” Pope Paul VI’s strict prohibition against artificial contraception, issued...

How Catholic women fought against Vatican’s prohibition on contraceptives

Mary J. Henold, Roanoke College Fifty years ago a fierce debate erupted in the Catholic Church over the papal document “Humanae Vitae,” which reiterated...

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Hooked on the classics: literature in the English curriculum

By Stewart Riddle, University of Southern Queensland and Eileen Honan, The University of Queensland The National Curriculum Review was released this week, with the reviewers...