Jefferson Market Courthouse in New York

A Love Affair with a Landmark in Manhattan: An Arresting Drama in Greenwich Village. [Opinions expressed are the views of OLD JEFF unless attributed to other - - potentially less-reliable - - sources, i.e., newcomers who have not been around since 1832 on Sixth Avenue.]

Thursday, January 19, 2006

January with the Pot-Poet

As a famous American poet, Allen Ginsberg [1926 - 1997] was able to rally supporters and attract an audience. During the 1960s, Ginsberg took advantage of this repeatedly, annoying America's right wing to no end. He was a familiar bushy-bearded figure at protest demonstrations against the draft and against the Vietnam War.
• • In January 1964, Ginsberg led this controversial protest to legalize marijuana. The group marched around Jefferson Market and the Women's House of Detention, where many female addicts were incarcerated.
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• • Photo: January 1964 • Allen Ginsberg

Jefferson Market.