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1969 be-in at Central Park ad... Nat Hentoff column...

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April 04, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, April 4, 1968

* Columnist Nat Hentoff - NYC police
* Be-in at Central Park advertisement

* Protest to End the War in Vietnam
* Date Martin Luther King jr. was killed

Page 11 has a column by columnist Nat Hentoff titled: "Keeping the Cops From Riotijng"
Page 29 has a 9 1/2 x 6 inch advertisement for a Anti-Vietnam War be-in at Sheep Meadow in Central Park which was to take place 2 days after the date of this publication. Ironically Martin Luther King Jr. was to speak at this be-in as shown in the ad but was assassinated before this event. In fact the date of this publication was the same day he was killed. (see images)
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This is the complete 64 page issue, one fold along the center, nice condition.

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Category: The 20th Century