FC.145 The 1960s: Civil Rights & Counter culture

FC.145 The 1960s: Civil Rights & Counter culture
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This presentation looks at the parallel developments of the Civil Rights Movement and the emergence of the Baby Boomer generation as a voice of protest in the 1960s. It first traces the Civil Rights Movement from its roots in the Great Migration through its emergence as a major force for change under the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr, focusing on his tactics of non-violence and how his opponents met them.

It then looks at how an idealistic generation of Baby boomers joined the voice of protest and change, at first against the Vietnam War and then against a whole range of societal values and conventions. Frustration among both African-Americans and Baby boomers at the slow pace of change combine in the turbulent years of the late 60s and the emergence of the so-called Counter-culture.

The presentation then looks ahead to the 1970s when the more extreme practices and beliefs of the Counter culture worked their way into the mainstream culture.

A special feature of the presentation is a picture essay on the poster art advertising rock concerts in the late 60s.

For more information on my flowcharts and approach to teaching history, please view my profile or visit my website at www.flowofhistory.com

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