Prologue to April : the riotproof city -- Thursdasy night : first sparks of anger -- Thursday night and Friday morning : the police problem -- Friday : the thin line vanishes -- Midday Friday : hot words -- Friday afternoon : Washington burns -- Friday evening to Saturday : the troops arrive -- The occupation of Washington -- Fair trial : the rioters in the courts -- The looters -- "All you need is a match, man" -- The merchants -- Resurrection City, May-June -- Epilogue in August : the city's voices -- Appendix I. How many rioted -- Appendix II. Who riots
The article highlights all of S. Dillon Ripley's accomplishments as Smithsonian Secretary from 1964 to 1982. The article also discusses Ripley's congressional hearings and his policies with antiwar demonstrators and with the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign. The additions of the Cooper-Hewitt, Renwick, Sackler, and Hirshhorn Museums are discussed. The article also delves into Ripley's childhood and the period of his life before his term as Secretary of the Institution, including his field work in India with Salim Ali, research on birds, especially rails, and tenure with the Office of Strategic Services.
Going down Jericho Road : the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign / Michael K. Honey
Honey, Michael K
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968
xviii, 619 p.,  p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm
Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
Strikes and lockouts--Sanitation
Labor and civil rights -- A plantation in the city -- Dr. King, labor, and the civil rights movement -- Struggles of the working poor -- Standing at the crossroads -- On strike for respect -- Hambone's meditations : the failure of community -- Testing the social gospel -- Fighting for the working poor -- Minister to the valley : the poor people's campaign -- Baptism by fire -- Ministers and manhood -- Convergence -- Escalation : the youth movement -- "All labor has dignity" -- "Something dreadful" -- Jericho Road is a dangerous road -- Chaos in the bluff city -- "The movement lives or dies in Memphis" -- State of siege -- Shattered dreams and promised lands -- "A crucifixion event" -- Reckonings -- "We have got the victory" -- Epilogue : how we remember King
Calling it his "last, greatest dream," Martin Luther King declared his intention to launch a broad-based effort to secure economic justice for the nation’s poor. At a press conference held in Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church on December 4, 1967, King revealed initial plans for an extended campaign of mass civil disobedience in Washington, D.C., that would cross racial boundaries to bring together thousands of those living in poverty. "This will be no mere one-day march in Washington," he declared, "but a trek to the nation’s capital by suffering and outraged citizens who will stay until some definite and positive action is taken to provide jobs and income for the poor." Led by King and sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the "Poor People’s Campaign" was slated to begin on April 22, 1968, but was delayed after King traveled to Memphis to support a strike by that city’s sanitation workers.
Inscription on flyleaf: "I / Journal of / Dr. L.H. Baekeland / Yonkers, NY [sic] / March 27, 1913 / to June 30, 1913." The diary details Baekeland's daily activities. He writes often of his visits and discussions, and the subjects of correspondence he has written and received. It sheds light on the use and distance of travel by automobile in the early twentieth century. In the notes, Baekeland explains increasing time spent in the laboratory in 1913.
Leo H. Baekeland Papers, 1863-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Walter Rathbone Bacon Travelling Scholarship Expedition (1928-1930: West Indies)
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
SIA Acc. 96-099
Richard E. Blackwelder received a doctorate in entomology from Stanford University in 1934. The following year he received the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, which enabled him to conduct field work on the beetles of the West Indies from 1935 to 1938. These papers consist of journals from Blackwelder's field work in the West Indies while he was recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship (1935-1938); journals of his wife, Ruth M. Blackwelder, from the same period; notebooks from his research in museums in the United States and England; a notebook listing species in his personal collection; and another notebook.