A Trip Thru the ’60s
Women’s Liberation and Feminism
“Women are an oppressed class. Our oppression is total, affecting every facet of our lives. We are exploited as sex objects, breeders, domestic servants, and cheap labor. We are considered inferior beings, whose only purpose… Continue reading
The Student Rights Movement
The most exciting things going on in America today are movements to change America…The futures and careers for which American students now prepare are for the most part intellectual and moral wastelands. This chrome-plated consumers paradise… Continue reading
The Anti-War Movement
We bled inside each other’s wounds
we had caught the same disease
we all sang the songs of peace.
Melanie – Lay Down
Protesters in D.C.
The Vietnam war divided the country into hawks and doves. Thousands… Continue reading
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
– Malcolm X
Many black people felt the
civil rights movement was achieving the economic, social and political… Continue reading
The Vietnam War
We should declare war on North Vietnam. . . .We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.
– Ronald Reagan, 1965
The Vietnam War was something that… Continue reading
How It All Began
January, 1961 saw the inauguaration
of a new president, John F. Kennedy. The youngest president ever,
he brought a vibrant energy into the White House, and claimed to represent
a new generation of Americans. His enthusiasm… Continue reading
The Civil Rights Movement
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Black protesters getting the
high pressure hose in Birmingham, Alabama 1963
For the 15 percent… Continue reading