Friday, November 18, 2011

John Sinclair Freedom Rally (at Wikipedia)

John Sinclair Freedom Rally

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The John Sinclair Freedom Rally was a protest and concert in response the imprisonment of John Sinclair for possession of marijuana held on December 10, 1971, in Crisler Arena at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The event was filmed and released as Ten For Two.[1]
The reason behind the concert was the arrest of Sinclair, who was given ten years in prison for possessing two marijuana cigarettes. Shortly after the event, Sinclair was released.[2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "Ten for Two: The John Sinclair Freedom Rally". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  2. ^ Meyer, Stephen. "The John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-1999 at the Bentley Historical Library". Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  3. ^ Agis Salpukas, "15,000 Attend Michigan U. Rally to Protest Jailing of Radical Poet," New York Times, 12 December 1971, p. 76.
  4. ^ "Twenty to Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair", New York Times, retrieved 2010-02-14
  5. ^ Tobin, James (June 17, 2008). "Free John Sinclair!". Michigan Today. Retrieved 4 May 2011.


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