Video: 'Address to the Nation Regarding Civil Disorder, 7/27/67. MP593.'
(Thursday, July 27, 1967, 10:30 p.m. EDT) — President Lyndon B. Johnson announced tonight that he had appointed the Kerner Commission to investigate the epidemic of racial disorders and to recommend remedial measures to him, Congress, governors and mayors. Continue reading President Johnson forms panel to assess causes of riots 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1967)
Video: 'New York Riots H. Rap Brown 1967' (July 27, 1967, at 0:27)
(Thursday, July 27, 1967; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)) — H. Rap Brown, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, told a press conference today in Washington that violence was “as American as cherry pie. Americans taught the black people to be violent. We will use that violence to rid ourselves of oppression if necessary.” Continue reading Black militant H. Rap Brown says violence ‘as American as cherry pie’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1967)
Video: 'The Great War episode 5 Mutiny'(A Soldier’s Declaration at 20:02)
(Friday, July 27, 1917; during World War I) — A Soldier’s Declaration, an anti-war letter by English poet, writer and soldier Siegfried Sassoon, currently undergoing treatment at Craiglockhart War Hospital near Edinburg for shell shock, was published today in the Bradford Pioneer newspaper. Continue reading Sassoon’s ‘A Soldier’s Declaration’ published 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 27 1917)