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        Poetry of Liberation | American Passages: Unit 15

        Explore the radical poets and authors of the 1960s and 1970s in this half-hour video from American Passages. Protests became a part of 1960s culture and were motivated by the civil rights struggle, the war in Vietnam, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, the deterioration of the environment, and a generalized fear that America was becoming a more conformist and materialist society. Poets like Ginsberg, Baraka, and Rich believed that poetry was intensely political, and they used literature to challenge the status quo.

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