There’s a Change Gonna Come A rallying cry of Students for a Democratic Society, the 1960s “New Left” student activists. The SDS called for social and economic justice, participatory democracy, an end to the draft and a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. They organized teach-ins, sit-ins and demonstrations, including a march on Washington on April 17, 1965, which drew an estimated 25,000 anti-war protestors.
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Rocky is My Man in ‘68. Nelson Rockefeller, grandson of the legendary founder of Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller, served as Governor of New York throughout the 1960s, and later as Vice President of the U.S. under President Gerald Ford. He also three times unsuccessfully sought the GOP presidential nomination: in 1960, 1964 and 1968.
Make Love Not War. 1960s Vietnam War protests...
Hairdrying 1960s style - I remember sitting with the plastic bonnet on and you couldn't hear anything, lol!
Fannie Lou Hamer was born today in 1917. She was an organizer of Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and then went to the 1964 Democratic National Convention as the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, demanding to be seated. Her uncompromising, plain-spoken advocacy embarrassed Hubert Humphrey and enraged President Johnson. She was seated as a member of Mississippi's official delegation to the Democratic National Convention of 1968.