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Discussion Sections: Study Guide # 11 1960’s slide show JFK’s Motorcade in Dallas just
before he was assassinated
before MLK Murdered in Memphis, April, 1968 Marvin Gaye Jefferson Airplane Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock Percy Sledge Bob Dylan Sly and the Family Stone James Brown Janis Joplin album cover by R.
Crumb Campus Protest, Berkeley, CA 4 students killed in antiwar protest at Kent
State University, May 4, 1970
State Big Question Why do some generations feel as if they can shape history while others feel as if they are shaped by history? A decade easily stereotyped An affluent/rebellious time Highpoint of liberalism but also the
origins of modern conservatism
origins Many Americans disapproved of the New
Left, student protest, and antiwar
movements Ronald Reagan got his political
start in the 1960s as Gov of CA
start One of the most important things that
happened was hardly noticed at the time
happened 1965 Immigration Reform Act: First year Asian immigrants outnumber European immigrants to United States. The Rise of the “New Left” A mostly studentled movement that wanted to distinguish themselves from the “Old Left” and from liberals. Huge # of College Students, man of them deeply influenced
by the Civil Rights movement: Bob Moses, the leader of
“freedom summer” in 1964
“freedom Students for a Democratic Society
(SDS) Port Huron Statement Free Speech Movement, 1964 Mario Savio Rise of the Counter-Culture Shift from politics to culture Defining everything as “political” Sexual Revolution Sexuality became political, emerging as an axis around which new social movements organised. Shifts in the relations between women and men, particularly those inspired by the emergent women’s liberation movements. This parallels women’s increased presence in the public realm and personal autonomy .
concerning reproductive choices and sexual expression. The political mobilisation of the gay & lesbian movements. The increased commercialisation and commodification of sexuality through pornography and mass media. The relaxation of censorship laws. The Birth Control Pill: FDA
approved in 1960
approved Decline in birthrate Rise of “second wave feminism” Gloria Steinham and Dorothy Pitman
Hughes: Founders of Ms. Magazine
Ms. Gay and Lesbian Rights
movement: Stonewall 1969
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