Female Vietcong guerilla fighter carrying a m-16 rifle during the Vietnam war in 1972
#OTD 10/10/1972 Mr. Dynamite himself, the Godfather of Soul James Brown visited the Oval Office with his father Joseph and Charles Bobbitt, President of James Brown Enterprises.
Fun Fact: James Brown performed at the 1969 Inaugural All American Gala held at the National Guard Armory. (Images: WHOP-D0652-19A & 24A)
37 amazing color photographs that capture work and homes on Native American reservations in Arizona in the early 1970s.
#OTD 9/20/1972 First Lady Pat Nixon visited Nixon campaign headquarters in Idaho Falls, ID. Earlier in the day, she spoke to an audience of about 5,000 gathered at a high school athletic field. (Images: WHPO-D0460-13A & 36A)
Members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority with Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in the Loendi Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1972
#OTD 8/22/1972 “But I can assure you, my friends, that the American dream can’t be fully realized until every person in this country has an equal chance to see it come true in his life.”
President Nixon appeared at a rally held by the Young Voters for the President in Miami’s Marine Stadium. Sammy Davis, Jr. was the event emcee. (Image: WHPO-D0155-18A; D0353)
A woman wounded by an Irish Republican Army bombing in Belfast. Photo taken by Abbas Attar in 1972.
Dr. Henry Anonymous appearing before the American Psychiatric Association in an effort to de-list homosexuality as a mental illness, 1972
Dr John E. Fryer was a psychiatrist and gay rights activist, who – fearing for his career – gave a speech at the annual meeting in the “Psychiatry: Friend or Foe to the Homosexual?; A Dialogue” panel wearing a rubber mask and voice distorter, and known only as Dr H anonymous.
Dr. Fryer’s speech began “I am a homosexual. I am a psychiatrist”, and continued on to describe the lives of the many gay psychiatrists among the APA who had to hide their sexuality from their colleagues for fear of discrimination, and from fellow homosexuals owing to the disdain in which the psychiatric profession was held among the gay community. Fryer’s speech also suggested ways in which gay psychiatrists could subtly and “creatively” challenge prejudice in their profession without disclosing their sexuality, and help gay patients adjust to a society that considered their sexual preferences a sign of psychopathology. There were reportedly more than 100 gay psychiatrists at the convention.
A year later, Homosexuality was de-listed.
Survivor of 1972 Andes plane crash recalled of harrowing experience when he has to eat the human flesh to stay alive.