Tag Archive: civil rights

Jul 04

The Eagle of Freedom or Jim Crow?

Bill Mauldin penned this political cartoon published in the Telegram-Tribune Sept. 12, 1963.

Artist Bill Mauldin was a master of communicating complicated concepts and emotions with a few sharply drawn visual symbols. He could draw in a single frame what would take lawyers pages of words. Mauldin first came to popular attention with his cartoons of the dog-faced GI’s – Willie and Joe – during World War II. …

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Dec 19

War declared on Japan, World War II week by week

World War II comes to the United States as war is declared on Japan. Telegram-Tribune, December 8, 1941.

December 8 — America, Britain, Canada, Free France, the Netherlands and six other countries declared war on Japan in the wake of coordinated attacks across the Pacific. Japanese attacks were reported in Thailand, British Malaya, Philippine Islands, Hong Kong, Guam, Midway and Wake Islands. The war declaration by Congress made no mention of the European …

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Dec 28

The promise of a right to vote, 54 years later

A special moment Dora Baines, San Luis Obispo, registers to vote in the San Luis Obispo County clerk's office, a big moment in her life after being denied this right for more than 35 years in Mississippi.

February 10, 1965 We set the fireworks off on July 4th celebrating a unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. The second sentence is the one quoted most often. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, …

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Apr 05

1968 Martin Luther King Memorial

  MOURNERS FOR KING AT CITY PARK MEMORIAL More than 700 attended San Luis Obispo service. April 7, 1968 For the second time in five years the nation was shocked by the assassination of a national leader. In 1963 President John F. Kennedy was slain in Dallas. On the afternoon of April 4, 1968, Dr. …

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