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-+ARCHIVE 22~ Experiencing the "Sixties" Archive Overview STUDENTS remain fascinated by the actions of their peers of the I 960s, who are now almost in their sixties. Many students to- day could probably recite a list of the major events, assassina- tions, rock concert sites, music groups, songs, and slogans from that decade: sit-ins, freedom rides, Birmingham, "We Shall Over- come," JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Cesar chavez, grape boycotts, the Great Society, urban riots in Detroit, Newark, and other cities, "Black Power," antiwar demonstrations, the Free Speech movement, hippies and Haight-Ashbury, "Drop out and tune in," "Don't trust anyone over 30," SNCC, SDS, NOW, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, ('The Times They Are A-Changin," Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Kent State. The list goes on and on. The question this archive poses is somewhat different from the sorts of questions you explored in previous archives. In the face of the issues and the tone revealed by this collection of sources from the 1960s, how-if at all-would you have partici- pated in the events ofthat decade? Would you have been a radi- cal political activist or a moderate? Or would you have been a hippie dropout, a member of the "counterculture"? Or would you have scorned both political and cultural radicalism and joined the Young Americans for Freedom or another conserva- tive group? Or would you have concentrated entirely on getting ahead with your life and career? What choices would you have made about the draft? Who would you have voted for in 1968? Let these sources take you back to experiencing a taste of the Sixties and guide you in making these decisions. There is a danger, however: In attempting to relive the Sixties (or any T1MEL1NE 1960 John F. Kennedy elected president; sit-ins south and north; founding ofSDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) 1961 Freedom rides; voter registration drives; Berlin Wall erected; Bay of Pigs failed invasion of Cuba 1962 SDS approves the Port Huron Statement; Cuban missile crisis 1963 Birmingham; March on Washington; King's ((I Have a Dream" speech; Kennedy assassinated; Betty Friedan's The Feminist Mystique 1964 LBJ defeats Barry Goldwater for the presidency; civil Rights Act; National Farm Workers Union organizes grape boycotts; Free Speech movement at Berkeley 1965 Selma to Montgomery march; Voting Rights Act; Assassination ofMalcolm X; Watts riots; first antiwar "teach-in" at University ofMichigan; The Great Society 1966 Founding ofNOW (National Organization for Women); Black Panthers; "Black Power"; SNCC changes name to Student National Coordinating Committee 1967 Antiwar march on the Pentagon; urban riots/civil disorders in Newark, Detroit, and other cities; Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" 1968 Kerner report on HCivil Disorders"; Tet offensive in Vietnam; assassinations of King and Robert Kennedy; more urban riots; Chicago Democratic Party convention; riots and student demonstrations at Columbia University and other college campuses;
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2010 for the course HIST 337 taught by Professor Dr.marcdluger during the Fall '10 term at Illinois Tech.

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