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Mary Morello (born in 1924 in Marseilles, Illinois) founded in 1987 the anti-censorship group Parents For Rock And Rap. She is sometimes referred to as Tipper Gore's nemesis in the 1980s battle over music censorship. 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Marseilles is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Censorship is the editing, removing, or otherwise changing speech and other forms of human expression. ... Parents For Rock And Rap, founded in 1987 by Mary Morello is an anti-censorship campaign which focuses on campaigning for the importance of free speech in popular music. ... Tipper Gore Mary Elizabeth Gore (born August 19, 1948), known as Tipper Gore, is the wife of former Vice President Al Gore and was Second Lady of the United States from 1993 until 2001. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ...


She earned a masters degree in African and Latin American history from Chicago's Loyola University in 1954. She spent the rest of the decade teaching English in Germany, Spain and Japan, circling the globe on a freighter. A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Loyola University is located in north Chicagos Rogers Park neighborhood. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Cargo ship or freighter is any sort of ship that carries goods and materials from one port to another. ...


From 1960-63, she lived in Kenya, where she married her husband Ngethe Njoroge. He was a guerilla in the Mau Mau uprising (1950-1960) that freed Kenya from British rule (1963), a Kenyan revolutionary who later was the first Kenyan delegate to the United Nations. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Ngethe Njoroge is the father of Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and husband of Parents for Rock and Rap founder Mary Morello. ... The Mau Mau Uprising was an insurgency by Kenyan rebels against the British colonial administration from 1952 to 1960. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity. ...


In 1964, she moved to Harlem, New York, where they had a son Tom Morello, born May 30. (By this time, she was separated from her husband.) Tom is known from the Geffen Records band Audioslave and as former band member of Rage Against The Machine and Lock Up. He eventually grew up to be one rock's all-time greatest guitarists, ranking #26 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of such. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Thomas Baptist Morello or Tom Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American guitarist. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rage Against the Machine was a highly influential American rock band noted for their pioneering blend of rap, hard rock, funk and Hardcore as well as their vocal revolutionary socialist beliefs. ... Lock Up is a rock band that featured Tom Morello on guitar in his pre-Rage Against the Machine days. ...


In the 1960s, Morello was involved in the Civil Rights Movement and NAACP. She is also a long time activist for the Chicago Urban League. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Historically, the civil rights movement was a concentrated period of time around the world of approximately one generation (1924-1980) wherein there was much worldwide civil unrest and popular rebellion. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is one of the oldest and most influential hate organizations in the United States. ... Chicago Urban League, founded in 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, is currently being run by Cheryle Robinson Jackson. ...


Mary and her son moved to Libertyville, Illinois, a small suburb north of Chicago in 1965. She took a job at Libertyville High School teaching social studies. For other places named Libertyville, see Libertyville (disambiguation) Libertyville Village Hall Libertyville is a suburb of Chicago in Lake County, Illinois, United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


In 1987, she quit her teaching job after 22 years, and founded Parents For Rock And Rap. Parents For Rock And Rap, founded in 1987 by Mary Morello is an anti-censorship campaign which focuses on campaigning for the importance of free speech in popular music. ...


In 1991, she and many others battled against legislation being proposed in Washington titled S.983, or "Pornography Victims Compensation Act." (Later retitled S.1521.). The legislation was officially Dead-On-Arrival, because of grass-roots anti-censorship activism. On June 24, 1996 she received the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award in Arts and Entertainment for her work with Parents For Rock And Rap. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Legislation (or statutory law) is law which has been promulgated (or enacted) by a legislature or other governing body. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards are given to individuals who Playboy Enterprises believes have made significant contributions to the protection and enhancement of First Amendment rights. ...


In the fall of 1991, she began a volunteer teaching job at the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center in Waukegan, Illinois. She has also been involved in the Cuba Coalition in Chicago, which works toward lifting the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Shield of The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian denomination founded in 1865 by one time Methodist minister William Booth. ... Waukegan is a city in Lake County, Illinois, of which it is the county seat. ... Cuba Coalition - Chicago based organization which lobbies for the trade and travel sanctions against Cuba to be lifted. ... The United States embargo against Cuba (described in Cuba as el bloqueo, Spanish for the blockade) is an economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed on Cuba by the United States on February 7, 1962. ...


In a Rage Against the Machine concert in 1994, she introduced them as the "Best Band in the Fucking Universe".


She is also known for her involvement in the 1999 debate on the incarceration of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted (some believe wrongly) of the 1982 shooting of a Philadelphia police officer. "When a cop is shot, someone must be found guilty," Morello has said. "As my son Tom says, '... all rational thinking goes out the window.' A cop being killed is no different than any other person being killed. They choose their profession." Death Row is a term used in some countries, including the United States, which refers to the section of a prison that houses individuals awaiting execution. ... Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook April 24, 1954), a convert to Islam, a local journalist and political activist living in Philadelphia, was convicted of the murder of Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) Officer Daniel Faulkner, which took place on December 9, 1981, for which he was convicted of first-degree... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... A police officer is a person who works for a police force. ... Thomas Baptist Morello or Tom Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American guitarist. ...


She has made three trips to the Soviet Union, through Siberia and Mongolia. Siberian Federal District (darker red) and the broadest definition of Siberia (red) Udachnaya pipe Siberia (Russian: , Sibir; Tatar: ) is a vast region of Russia constituting almost all of Northern Asia. ...


Mary Morello is part Irish and Italian.


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Tom Morello - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2971 words)
Morello recently stated he has made a commitment to Audioslave and is "in it for the long haul." The band's third album, Revelations, was released this fall.
Morello is famed for his guitar style, which consists of punk/funk hybrid riffs and hip hop-inspired sounds.
Morello and Serj Tankian of System of a Down are the co-founders of Axis of Justice, a political group whose declared purpose is "to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice together.
Tom Morello (106 words)
Tom Morello, of Audioslave and formerly of Rage Against The Machine was born May 30, 1964 in New York and grew up in Libertyville, Illinois.
His mother, Mary Morello, is a founder of Parents for Rock & Rap, an anti-censorship group.
He is famed for his guitar style, which consists of punk/funk hybrid riffs and hip hop inspired sounds.
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