The year is 1964. President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, abolishing racial segregation in the United States. Martin Luther King, Jr. wins the Nobel Peace Prize. Six days of race riots begin in Harlem. Muhammad Ali beats Sony Liston and is crowned heavyweight champion of the world. Malcolm X leaves the Nation of Islam. Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison. Twenty one thousand U.S. soldiers are now stationed in Vietnam. Twelve men in New York City publicly burn their draft cards, the first such act of war resistance. A U.S. Air Force jet is shot down over East Germany. The Catholic Church condemns the Pill. The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan. The Rolling Stones release their debut album. Goldfinger opens. Bewitched premieres. Lee Friedlander photographs cars for Harper’s Bazaar. Arthur Tress photographs San Francisco.
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