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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1969

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John Ashbery
   A Nest of Ninnies (novel with James Schuyler)

Toni Cade Bambara
   "Black Theatre," Black Expressions: Essays by and about Black Americans in the Creative Arts

Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
   A Poem Some People Will Have to Understand**
   Black Magic
   Black People: This Is Our Destiny**
   Ka 'Ba**
   Numbers, Letters**

Elizabeth Bishop
   The Complete Poems

Gwendolyn Brooks

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   The Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts

Lucille Clifton
   Good Times

Robert Creeley

Victor Hernández Cruz
   urban dream**

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
   The Secret Meaning of Things

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry
   To Be Young, Gifted and Black

June Jordan
   Who Look at Me

Robert Lowell, Jr.
   Notebook 1967-68

Bernard Malamud
   Pictures of Fidelman: An Exhibition

Paule Marshall
   The Chose Place, the Timeless People

James Alan McPherson
   Hue and Cry

N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa)
   from The Way To Rainy Mountain
Kiowa Chants and Songs Sound file

Joyce Carol Oates

Flannery O'Connor
   Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

Charles Olson
   Casual Mythology

Ezra Pound
from  The Cantos
   CXX [I have tried to write Paradise]**

Ishmael Reed
   Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down

Charles Reznikoff
   By the Well of Living and Seeing and The Fifth Book of the Maccabees

Adrienne Rich

Sonia Sanchez
   to blk/record/buyers**

Anne Sexton
   Love Poems

Gary Snyder
   Earth House Hold: Technical Notes & Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries
   It Was When**
   Regarding Wave

John Updike
   Bottom's Dream

Robert Penn Warren
   Audubon: A Vision

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March Against Death in Washington, D.C.

Lieutenant William Calley charged with murder of civilians at My Lai.

Troop withdrawal leaves 475,200 U.S. military personnel still active in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh dies.

Nationwide antiwar protests (October).

Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) formed by Vietcong.

U.S. begins bombing North Vietnamese bases in Cambodia.

Occupation of Alcatraz Island by Native Americans begins.

Supreme Court rules that public schools must end racial segregation.

Chappaquidick scandal: female passenger drowns when Senator Edward Kennedy's car veers off a bridge.

New York City police raid a popular gay bar, igniting the Stonewall Riot (June 27).

San Diego State University offers the first undergraduate degree program in Women's Studies.

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Nosotros, an organization for Hispanic movie and television actors and technicians, founded.

Following the lead of their fellow students at San Francisco State, University of California at Berkeley students strike for ethnic studies programs.

Apollo 11 succesfully lands on the moon; Commander Neil Armstrong becomes first person to walk on moon.

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