1969, the year that was

The Downtown Campus Library is commemorating 1969, 5 decades ago.

Parham Campus Library put up a 1969 display this summer, and the Downtown Campus is finally putting up a display before the year is over. We are also using the beautiful graphic that KC from PRC Library created. It is amazing how some things have changed based on actions taken in 1969 and how other things have not changed at all. Below are some examples.

Most of the examples below and in the display were taken from Wikipedia and these sites:
https://www.thoughtco.com/african-american-history-timeline-1965-1969-45444
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_African-American_history
https://timelines.ws/20thcent/1969.HTML

January 2, The play “To be Young, Gifted & Black,” by Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) premiered in NYC.

February 24, The US Supreme Court in the Tinker vs. Des Moines School District case ruled that students had the right to express opinions at odds with the government.

March 25, John and Yoko Ono staged a bed-in for peace in Amsterdam.

May 25, “Midnight Cowboy” was released with an X rating and became the only X-rated film to win an Oscar.

June 3, The last episode of Star Trek aired on NBC (Turnabout Intruder).

June 22, In Cleveland the Cuyahoga River became heavily affected by industrial pollution, so much so that it “caught fire” at least 13 times, most famously on June 22, 1969, when it helped spur the American environmental movement with the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Agency.

June 28, In the early hours 8 police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Police raided the bar because it had refused to pay an increase in bribery. This led to a clash in what came to be called The Stonewall Rebellion, an incident considered the birth of the gay rights movement. Some 400 to 1,000 patrons rioted against police for 3 days.

July 11, David Bowie (b.1947), British musician, released his single “Space Oddity,” supposedly in conjunction with the July 20 Apollo 11 moon landing.

July 18, A car driven by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009), D-Mass., plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha’s Vineyard. His passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, died. Kennedy did not report the accident until it was discovered 9 hours later.

July 20, Astronaut Neil Armstrong took his legendary “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” He and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin made the first successful landing of a manned vehicle on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility when they touched down in Apollo 11.

July 25, A week after the Chappaquiddick accident that claimed the life of Mary Jo Kopechne, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

August 15, Guitarist Jimi Hendrix headlines the Woodstock Music Festival in upstate New York.

August 17, Hurricane Camille hit the Gulf Coast at Pass Christian, MS., leaving 256 people killed in Louisiana and Mississippi. A widespread area of western and central Virginia received over 8 inches of rain from Camille’s remains, leading to significant flooding across the state. A total of 153 people lost their lives from blunt trauma sustained during mountain slides, related to the flash flooding, not drowning. More than 123 of these deaths, including 21 members of one family, the Huffmans, were in Nelson County where the number of deaths amounted to over one percent of the county’s population. Hurricane Camille caused more than $140 million of damage (1969 dollars) in Virginia. The book, Roar of the Heavens, available for checkout.

November 10, Sesame Street, a children’s show, premiered on the National Education Television network (NET), which later became PBS.

November 13, Speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network television news departments of bias and distortion, and urged viewers to lodge complaints.

November 20, A group of 80 Native Americans, all college students, seized Alcatraz Island in the name of “Indians of All Tribes.” The occupation lasted 19 months. They offered $24 in beads and cloth to buy the island, demanded an American Indian Univ., museum and cultural center, and listed reasons why the island was a suitable Indian reservation.

December 4, Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, was shot and killed while asleep in bed during a police raid on his home.

December 14, The Jackson 5 appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Michael Jackson was 11.

December 18, Britain’s Parliament abolished the death penalty for murder.

In 1969, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (d.2004) wrote “On Death and Dying.” The book helped to launch the hospice movement in the US.

In 1969, Marvel Comics introduced Falcon, the first African-American superhero, in an issue of its Captain America comics.

Updated Library Website is live!

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We are excited to officially launch our updated website! After receiving feedback from students, faculty, and staff, the library site was updated to create a better user experience.

The new site makes navigating easier by having a persistent menu bar with all library links available no matter where you are on the site:

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We’ve also incorporated a prominent search box area that allows you to customize your catalog search based on what type of resource you are seeking – including Textbook Reserves. Additionally, you can now easily browse Popular/Best sellers, DVDs, and recently added books to the collection:

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Library Workshops and Events are now prominently listed on the new library homepage as well as the most recent social media posts:

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Some more exciting things to look forward to in the near future: more video guides/tutorials and an improved look for our Research Guides that will integrate more seamlessly with the rest of the website.

Please be aware that if you had previously bookmarked any links to specific library pages, you will need to update those to reflect the new URLs.  Otherwise, you may receive a “404” error page. If you have any trouble finding a particular resource, have questions, or would like to provide any additional feedback, don’t hesitate to reach us by phone, email, or in person.

Parham Library Commemorates 1969

The year 1969 was a big one for the US, pop-culture, and news. It was the year of the first moon landing, Woodstock, and of course the first ever episode of TV’s The Brady Bunch, just to name a few.

If you have a chance, stop by the Parham library where we have set up a display in honor of this iconic year.

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If you simply can’t wait, take a minute to check out our 1969 Spotify Playlist which includes many popular songs from the day. It is sure to inspire nostalgia and will definitely get your feet tapping. (Perhaps they’ll tap all the way over to the library?)

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June is Pride Month

LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ Americans. 

From www.adl.org

LGBTQIA Pride in the DTC Library display case

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Spectrum at Reynolds Community College is a club that is open to all students. Its purpose is to create a safe and hospitable learning environment for everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The club is a social, educational, and advocacy group open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQ or Ally.

For more information call (804) 523-5983 or write studentlife@reynolds.edu

Stream movies for Pride Month on Kanopy

You’re Invited: 2019 Student Expo

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The Reynolds Libraries are pleased to present our fifth annual Student Expo! The Expo is a showcase of student work across our academic programs. Student work(s) must be entered by faculty. Students and faculty/staff are encouraged to attend.

The Expo will be held from 12-2pm at all three campuses and food will be served.

  • Tuesday, April 16th: Downtown Library, Room 230
  • Wednesday, April 17th: Goochland Library, Room 200
  • Thursday, April 18th: Parham Road Library, Massey LTC

Check out a video of the Reynolds Student Expo 2018 to view the dazzling exhibits by our students across many different curriculums from last year.

There will be a People’s Choice winner at each campus expo. We look forward to seeing all the great exhibits!

The Great Reynolds Read

Great Reynolds Read

This summer, PBS is on a quest to find out what novel is America’s favorite. They’ve surveyed Americans of all ages, races, genders, and backgrounds, and put together a list of our 100 favorite books for The Great American Read. You can vote for your favorite at PBS.org.

Meanwhile, at Reynolds libraries, we’ve selected 52 titles from PBS’ list and we’re putting it to a vote! Drop by at any of our campus locations, find the white board, and vote for your favorites. There will be new books to vote on almost every day! We’re calling it The Great Reynolds Read. Stop by today to help us decide!

You’re Invited: 2018 Student Expo

2018studentexpo

The Reynolds Libraries are pleased to present our fourth annual Student Expo! The Expo is a showcase of student work across our academic programs. Student work(s) must be entered by faculty. Students and faculty/staff are encouraged to attend.

The Expo will be held from 12-2pm at all three campuses and food will be served.

  • Tuesday, April 17th: Downtown Library, Room 230
  • Wednesday, April 18th: Goochland Library, Room 200
  • Thursday, April 19th: Parham Road Library, Massey LTC

Check out the Reynolds Student Expo 2017 to view the dazzling exhibits by our students across many different curriculums from last year.

There will be a People’s Choice winner at each campus expo. We look forward to seeing all the great exhibits!