Stand up and be counted: New York remembers its radical past

By Nadja Sayej

From Amiri Baraka, to Aids activism and the evolution of feminism, a clutch of exhibitions in the city are reanalyzing the impact of radical thought

As a headline it was strange but memorable: The Spirit of the People Will Be Stronger than the Pig's Technology. These words adorned the splash of an underground newspaper from 1967, Guerrilla: Free Newspaper of the Streets. A sister publication of The Black Panther newspaper – one of the key publications which fueled America's political activist scene in the 1960s.

This paper is on view at the Fortnight Institute in New York, which opens today and is just one of many exhibitions in the city that looks back on the political movements that changed New York in the past century. From the women's suffrage movement to civil rights, four exhibitions in the city look at political ephemera as a way to tell the history of revolutionary voices.

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