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memories of the’70s – Sister Golden Hair by America

The mid 1970s brought a soft rock song to the top of the charts: Sister Golden Hair by America. Written by Gerry Beckley, the inspiration came from another singer/songwriter, Jackson Browne. Beckley felt his songs were the epitome of Los … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume

Author Judy Blume put a little of herself in this poignant novel of the mid ’70s: Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself. The story begins with 10 year old Sally, who moves with her brother, parents and Grandmother from New … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Gordon’s War

In the early 1970s, a returning soldier finds his war isn’t done in the film Gordon’s War. Directed by Ossie Davis, the film was one of the Blaxploitation movies made in the early 1970s. Written by Howard Friedlander and Ed … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The first novel published by Toni Morrison, this tale of children dealing with racism, incest and violence is one that has become noted as one of the top 10 most frequently challenged books. The Bluest Eye focused on three little … Continue reading

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