readers from the lunch-counter sit-ins of the early 1960s to the
draft-board and FBI office raids later that same decade; from Martin Luther King’s 1963
March on Washington to the 1968 DC Mobilization Against the War; from
the nightmarish conditions of mid-century state mental institutions to
the soul-less sterility of the federal prison system; from the advent of
women's lib to the dawn of the sexual revolution.
experiences, and those of his mother, provide a lens through which to
view one of the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century.
Drawing on his memory, his mother’s written reflections, interviews with
contemporaries, and newly available documents, SPOKE recalls a recent
time in America’s history when sacrifices were required, and
sacrifices were made.