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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1967

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1966
1968
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1967
African American Folktales
Animal Tales
   Fox and Rabbit in the Well** image file image file
   Who Ate Up the Butter?** image file image file
John and Old Marster
   Baby in the Crib** image file image file
   John Steals a Pig and a Sheep** image file image file
   Old Boss Wants into Heaven** image file image file
   Talking Bones** image file image file

Donald Barthelme
   Snow White

Robert Bly
   Counting Small-Boned Bodies**

Robert Creeley
   The Charm: Early and Uncollected Poems
   Words**

Ernest J. Gaines
   Of Love and Dust

Allen Ginsberg
   Wichita Vortex Sutra

Martin Luther King, Jr.
   Where Do We Go from Here?

Robert Lowell, Jr.
   Near the Ocean**

Norman Mailer
   Why Are We in Vietnam?

Paule Marshall
   To Da-duh: In Memoriam**

Mary McCarthy
   Vietnam

Arthur Miller
   I Don't Need You Any More

Marianne Moore
   The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore

Joyce Carol Oates
   A Garden of Earthly Delights

Saunders Redding
   The Negro

Ishmael Reed
   The Free Lance Pallbearers
   The Rise and fall of . . .? Adam Clayton Powell (as Emmett Coleman)
   Where Is Vietnam? American Poets Respond (contributing editor), Walter Lowenfels, ed.

John Edgar Wideman
   A Glance Away


Related Literary Events

Michael Gold died.

Langston Hughes died.

Jean Toomer died.

Other Literary Publications

- Diane Wakoski, The George Washington Papers

- Rudolfo Gonzales, I Am Joaquin/Yo Soy Joaquin

Race riots in Newark, Detroit, and other cities.

Thurgood Marshall becomes first black justice appointed to Supreme Court.

Supreme Court nullifies antimiscegenation laws.

Massive antiwar demonstrations.

March on the Pentagon.

Israeli-Arab Six-Day War.

A total of 485,600 U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.

Loving v. Virginia overturns antimiscegenation laws in Virginia, allowing interracial marriage.

Riots break out in Detroit; forty dead, two thousand injured, over five thousand left homeless.

Antiwar rally in New York draws over five hundred thousand people.

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