View showing activists performing on stage in Miami Beach during the 1972 Democratic Convention.

View showing activists performing on stage in Miami Beach during the 1972 Democratic Convention.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/130747
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • View showing activists performing on stage in Miami Beach during the 1972 Democratic Convention.

Image Number

  • JB00287A

Year

  • 1972

Date Note

  • Photographed between July 10-13, 1972.

Series Title

General Note

  • Signs (L-R): "Support the Poor People's Platform" (from the NWRO), "Stop bombing dikes" (referring to the dikes the US was bombing in North Vietnam that destroyed agricultural systems and homes) and "Support the PRG [Provisional Revolutionary Government] 7 pt. peace plan" (formed in July 1971 out of the National Liberation Front, the PRG reflected nationalist, anti-imperialst and communist political viewpoints in South Vietnam and their plan demanded an end to US interference in the internal affairs of South Vietnam).

    Biography Note

  • Photographer John Buckley grew up in Newport, Rhode Island and lived with his family for a time in Canada before moving to Panama City in the early 1950s. It was in Florida schools that he became acutely aware of racism and segregation in the Deep South. These experiences would have a lasting effect on his later life as an activist and photographer. He attended Florida State University from 1963 until 1967 and graduated with a degree in physics. While at FSU, he became deeply involved in political and social movements. In addition to taking pictures, he helped organize workers' strikes in Tallahassee and worked as a platform speaker and photographer for civil rights demonstrations, anti-war rallies, anti-nuclear demonstrations, and women's rights demonstrations. He passed away on December 7, 2008.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 35 mm.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Subject Meeting


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View showing activists performing on stage in Miami Beach during the 1972 Democratic Convention.
View showing activists performing on stage in Miami Beach during the 1972 Democratic Convention.

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