Rights

hippylogicOnce you liberate your mind, your heart and body want to follow. Civil Rights, Gay Rights, Women’s Rights, Citizens Rights and more movements were spawned by these insights.

  • Backstreet Backstreet was a dance club off Peachtree. It was a gay club but welcomed those exploring all  freedoms. Remember oral sex in Georgia, even between a married couple,  could land you in jail before 2003!    Backstreet and later  The Limelight both served as battlefields against Georgia’s antiquated laws on sex. Backstreet was where the music and ...
  • Lester’s Vigilantes Lester was a racist buffoon, but remember Atlanta also had seriously evil and dangerous racists like J. B. Stoner, who ran for governor as the White People’s Party candidate and defended King’s assassin. Hard to laugh at such hatred, but drag queens suckcede on their 70s TV show. Atlanta Journal 4/6/67 Lester’s Vigilantes GOV. LESTER Maddox ...
  • Showdown on 11th The Great Speckled Bird Vol3#8pg.4  Showdown on 11th  People are putting the paper to bed Tuesday night when that old familiar call comes: “Pigs are busting people on 11th Street.” So our crack riot-trained team of reporters and photogs converge on the scene, to find: a big red fire truck, brandishing its fire hoses at a still (slightly) ...
  • Sexual rights Once you liberate your mind, your heart and body want to follow. Civil Rights, Gay Rights, Women’s Rights, Men’s Rights to be free from societal stereotypes, Citizens Rights and more movements were spawned by these insights. First Gay Rights gathering in Piedmont Park 1970. Nearly 400 attend; compare to 2007
  • War on Rock The Great Speckled Bird March 30, 1970 Vol 3 #13 pg 14 War on Rock  Santana and the Allman Brothers Band flew right into a hornet’s nest last week when they showed up to play at the Municipal Auditorium: there was a picket line of striking city employees there to prevent scabs from filling their jobs. The word from ...
  • Lester’s blind eye Could members of the Governor ’s committee be the reason firebombings of troublesome Civil Rights and Counter Culture buildings around Atlanta never seemed to get solved or sometimes even investigated? makes you go, “hmm?” What concerned the various sectors of the United States ruling elites in regard to SNCC’s position against the draft and the war ...
  • Phooey!  Why is the word Phooey associated with segregationist governor Lester Maddox? Phooey was Maddox’s all purpose cuss word.  Remember Lester Maddox had been elected Governor because he was a segregationist. He was nationally known for having used axe handles, ‘Pickrick Toothpicks’, to threaten any “colored” people who would come to his restaurant. His other talent was riding ...
  • Human Liberation Hippies were seeking individual and group liberation of humans from the constrictions of 1950 Eisenhower rigid social norms. It even worried everyone’s grandfather Ike enough to warn of the coming Military-Industrial Complex that threatened American’s democracy and free way of life. The fate we sought to escape is summed in a song from just before the ...
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