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History 112 Notes

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These are the notes from April 7, 2016 on the 1960s.
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Date Created: 04/07/16
History 112 April 7, 2016 1960s continued Hippie Counterculture (NOT the same as the New Left) - Protest of the status quo culture - San Francisco Bay Area - NOT part of the New Left o Opposed the same political forces but had different reactions o Difference between hippies and new left:  Left is has very specific political goals  Organized structures  Will respect Hippies new love ethos  Will adopt the wardrobe of hippies  Hippie not participating in political roles  Associate hippies geographically  formal organizational structure  Emphasize on private in-action  Celebrated the Human Be-in o Took place in 1967 o 25,000 people protesting for nothing in particular o America sees the Hippies as lazy, unacceptable to not support the war - Took critique one step further by ‘dropping out’ of the capitalist, commercial, bureaucratic society o Went to free universities o Alternative schools o Prohibited from using alcohol  “dope”- blanket term - Anti- political - Formed co-ops to meet human needs o Free clinics - Not a coherent movement - Style mimicked in popular culture o People mimicked the style but not always a “hippie”  Men had long hair but not a hippie Women’s Movement Title 7 - 1 line of act to push the women’s movement o Airline women who were fired at the age of 32 - EEOC did nothing about the women from the air lines - Connects Betty Fernand with the inequities of employments o Women found National Organization for Women o Starts of economic issues st  Betty Fernand was 1 president The Pill, approved 1960: difficult to obtain - 1961: Kennedy’s Commissions on the Status of Women o Designed to investigate what things are like for women in the States to help improve these conditions concerning different issue  Alimony, widows, adoption laws, employment, motherhood  Everything varies between the states - 1963: Equal Pay Act - 1966: National Organization for Women o Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem  Gloria Steinem (journalist): goes undercover as a waitress and investigates some on the claims that women make “good money”  Found that the job did not pay or protected from harassment, constant threat for theft  Does not go over well with America - “Second Wave feminism” - Radical feminist ideas and groups - 1968 Miss America Pageant protest o Comparing the pageant to a cattle auction o A lot of fire because it seems like women are going against other women - Black is beautiful movement o Horrific race riots that happens in the end of the 1960s o Passage of the civil rights act seem like improvement but NO  Riots break out in Urban areas (Detroit, Los Angeles)  Orangeburg SC- prominent racial divide  Student try to desegregate a bowling lane by protesting  15 students are arrested  February 1968: 3 student kills, 27 students wounded 1968 (darkest day in history) April 3, 1968 - High point of the hippies (love) - Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis to advocate nonviolence and organize biracial march for garbage workers- moving toward next movement goal of economic equality - Assassinated with one gunshot o James Earl Ray arrested for crime o Will prompt racial riots worldwide June 18, 1968 o Robert F. Kennedy running for Democratic Primary before election of 1968- assassinated after winning California Primary o Democratic Party in crisis after these 2 assassinations  Democratic National Convention in Chicago illustrates intra-party chaos and generation gap


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