“If Hitler wins, every single right we now possess and for which we have struggled here in America for more than three centuries will be instantaneously wiped out by Hitler’s triumphs. If the allies win, we shall at least have the right to continue fighting for a share of democracy for ourselves.“
“Fight for Liberties Here While Fighting Dictators Abroad, NAACP urges,” The Crisis, January 1942
"Ein Hauch von Freiheit" (Breath of Freedom)
December 16, 10:05pm CET on Arte
"Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights" (narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr.)
Premiers February 17, 8pm ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
"Freed's enduring photos of march part of exhibit"
„Heldin des anderen Amerikas“
für Angela Davis, 1970–1973.
March 8 (Tuesday), 6 pm
68 5th Avenue, room 101 (Parsons Bldg.)
New School for Social Research, New York
Please join Professors Maria Höhn, Martin Klimke, Jeremy Varon, and Norbert Frei for a panel presentation at the New School on German-American relations during the “long Sixties.“ The panel will focus on discourses on American race relations and the Civil Rights Movement in both West and East Germany, the relationship between the American and West German student movements, and the parallel emergence of “armed struggle“ groups in the United States and the Federal Republic in the 1960s and 70s.
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Maria Höhn, Vassar College. Author or GIs and Fräuleins: The German American Encounter in 1950s West Germany (UNC) and co-author, with Martin Klimke, of A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany (Palgrave McMillan).
Martin Klimke, Research Fellow at The German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. Author of The Other Alliance: Student Protest in the United States and West Germany in the Global Sixties (Princeton); co-author, with Maria Höhn, of A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany (Palgrave Macmillan).
Jeremy Varon, The New School for Social Research, author of Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, The Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies (California).
Moderated by Norbert Frei, Theodor Heuss Professor at The New School for Social Research; Chair for Modern History at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena; Author of 1968: Youth Revolt and Global Protest (DTV) and 1945 and Us: The Third Reich in the Consciousness of the Germans (DTV).
Sponsors: The History Department at Lang College/The New School for Social Research, with support from the Mellon Foundation; The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture; The German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.; The Heidelberg Center for American Studies.