The radical 60’s
There are several moments in time that are considered revolutionary. People with different physical features, but similar beliefs met. While others showed their true colors of hate towards those who may not look anything like them. The radical 60’s was none other than just that, radical. During this epic time riots, protests, wars, music, drugs and new leaders were being born. This great society was in search for a greater society at almost any cost.
Just as blacks and their aspiration for power and equality grew, they weren’t the only group of individuals that were growing impatient with incremental reform. Students became extremely radical; they took over college campuses, organized massive anti-war demonstrations. Public places and parks were beginning to be occupied. National Organization for Women were also annoyed with the slow progress to reform for women as they celebrated the 1963 Equal Pay Act. They too became more militant. Counterculture seemed to grow slightly outlandish as the decade wore on. African Americans were still fighting segregation while having sit- ins at a Woolworth in Greensboro, NC. Lots of violence plagued the country. With the deaths of the President John F. Kennedy, and civil rights activist Martin Luther Jr., showed the levels of hate even towards a white man that supported equality for all.
This decade was the decade of change and movement. Some more radical, and others deadlier than most. People were about a change at all cost knowing that it may not get them what they want but it was worth a shot. There was just that feeling in the air of forward progression. Lots of people didn’t get to live to see the changes begin to take place but they died for the greater good of America and their culture. Work Cited
“The 1960s.” 2012. The History Channel website. Dec 6 2012, 6:23 http://www.history.com/topics/1960s.
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