Socialist Scholars Conference 1966
Poverty and Powerlessness Organizing the Poor: Can it Be Done?
- Sherman Barr, Mobilization for Youth
- James Haughton, Harlem Unemployment Center
- Oscar Lewis University of Illinois
- William Ryan Yale Universty
- Chairman, Judith Mage, Social Service Employees Union
Peace and Freedom
The Peace and Freedom Party held its first national convention to nominate candidates for President and Vice President in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 17-August 18, 1968. Eldridge Cleaver was nominated for President over comedian/activist Dick Gregory by a margin of 161.5 to 54. Cleaver, a convicted felon and Black Panther Party spokesman, was technically not eligible to run since he was only 34 years old at the time. Due to the needs of the state parties to collect signatures, the party fielded several different vice presidential nominees, including Chicago activist Peggy Terry, Chicano activist Rodolfo Gonzales, radical economist Doug Dowd and Judith Mage, who had been nominated at the national convention.
- Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.