I grew up sort of in this time. I was 7 when we hit 1970, so a great deal of this meant nothing to me when I wanted to be outside playing with friends, or my 1st grade homework assignments. 2 years prior I had major surgery that I realized years later was beyond serious. So things happening in New York City or across the country were not exactly the talk at the dinner table.
Reading through this all from 45-50 years ago, I find it amazing how glossed over the real facts, about The Black Panthers, The Nation of Islam, many radical white revolutionary groups is. People look back at Malcom X, and Martin Luther King. But do not remember that Dr King was being shouted down and calls were for more violence. To white groups bombing buildings almost daily. The protest marches we see today, the level of violence we see splashed across the news pale in comparison to what life looked like back then.
I guess just like any “fake news” we should all take time to research for the truth, we should also take time to research the truth about those we may champion 50 years later.