Rainbow People's Party Reorganizational Meeting, January 3, 1972

Members of the Rainbow People's Party discuss the importance of defining the Party's goals and objectives with an eye toward raising consciousness nationally as well as making both practical and political changes locally. (1:04:40 min.)

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fjs_19720103_rpp_reorganizational_meeting.mp3 55.9 MB

From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-2003, Bentley Historical Library. Sound Cassettes series: Unit I, no. 9. Box 28e

Rainbow People's Party Reorganizational Meeting, December 17, [1971]

John Sinclair and members of the Rainbow People's Party discuss reorganizational efforts. (1:56:31 min.)

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fjs_19711217_rpp_reorganizational_meeting.mp3 55.9 MB

From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-2003, Bentley Historical Library. Sound Cassettes series: Unit I, no. 5-6. Box 28e

White Panther Central Committee Meeting, April 1970

Members of the White Panther Central Committee discuss the influence of the Black Panther Party, including Connie Matthews and the Chicago Seven trial; national and international efforts to unite the White Left; the rock-n-roll revolution since 1957; and Palestinian organizations arising from the Arab-Israeli conflict. April 1970. (44:03 min.)

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fjs_19700400_white_panther_central_committee.mp3 21.2 MB

From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-2003, Bentley Historical Library. Sound Cassettes series: Unit I, no. 3-4. Box 28e

White Panther Central Committee Meeting, June 1969

John Sinclair, Pun Plamondon, and members of the White Panther Central Committee discuss the effectiveness of various strategies of communicating and advancing revolutionary objectives. June 1969. (42.26 min.)

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fjs_196906_white_panther_central_committee.mp3 22.3 MB

From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-2003, Bentley Historical Library. Sound Cassettes series: Unit I, no. 2. Box 28e

"Ann Arbor Report" with Pun Plamondon, July 1969

"Ann Arbor Report" concerning murders, Spring, 1969. Free City Council meetings, police harassment, and South University riot. Pun Plamondon, July 1969. (14:11 min.)

Pun Plamondon reports from the Hill Street commune on police harassment and intimidation following the riot on South University, July 1969. He also touches on citizen and police attitudes in the wake of six women recently murdered (later revealed to be the John Norman Collins murders).

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fjs_196907_ann_arbor_report_with_pun_plamondon.mp3 13.6 MB

From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-2003, Bentley Historical Library. Sound Cassettes series: Unit III, no. 4, Box 28e

Interview with Ann Arbor Police Chief Walter Krasny, July 18 or 19, 1969

This brief interview with Ann Arbor Police Chief Walter Krasny, conducted on either July 18 or 19, 1969, concerns the violence of July 17, 1969 on South University Avenue. (5:35)

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fjs_19690718_interview_with_walter_krasny.mp3 5.4 MB

From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-2003, Bentley Historical Library. Sound Cassettes series: Unit III, no. 3, Box 28e

"Open Letter to the University Community" from Mayor Robert Harris, July 18, 1969

On July 18, 1969, Ann Arbor Mayor Robert Harris delivers an open letter to the University community concerning the violence of the previous night on South University Avenue. His brief statement is followed by a question and answer period. (15:56)

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fjs_19690718_open_letter_from_mayor_robert_harris.mp3 15.3 MB

From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-2003, Bentley Historical Library. Sound Cassettes series: Unit III, no. 3, Box 28e

Report on Ann Arbor riot, July 18, 1969

An anonymous speaker reports on the activities on South University Avenue the previous night, July 17, 1969. (4:43)

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fjs_19690717_riot_report.mp3 4.5 MB

From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-2003, Bentley Historical Library. Sound Cassettes series: Unit III, no. 3, Box 28e

Audio recording of John and Yoko's intent to come to Ann Arbor for the John Sinclair Freedom Rally

This brief recording was secured by Peter Andrews following his and Leni Sinclair's visit to John and Yoko's apartment in New York City in early December 1971. Peter Andrews asked John and Yoko to make the recording because he was concerned nobody back in Ann Arbor would believe him when he told them they were planning to perform. (1:12)

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fjs_19711200_lennon_and_ono_ promise_to_come_to_rally.mp3 1.8 MB

From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-2003, Bentley Historical Library. Sound Cassettes series: Unit IV, no. 4, Box 28f

Phone Conversation between John Lennon & Yoko Ono and John Sinclair & Leni Sinclair Upon Sinclair's Release from Prison

Telephone conversation between John & Leni Sinclair and John Lennon & Yoko Ono, December 15, 1971. John Sinclair was released from Jackson State Penitentiary December 13, 1971, three days after John Lennon and Yoko Ono played at the Free John Now Rally at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor. (5:59)

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fjs_19711215_phone_conversation_lennon_and_sinclair_upon_release.mp3 8.7 MB

From the John and Leni Sinclair Papers, 1957-2003, Bentley Historical Library. Sound Cassettes series: Unit IV, no. 6, Box 28f

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