by Harvard Sitkoff

Forty years after it ended, the 1960s remains the most consequential and controversial decade of the twentieth century. It would dawn bright with hope and idealism, see the liberal state attain its mightiest reforms and reach, and end in discord and disillusionment. Many would remember it nostalgically, and perhaps many more would describe it as an era of irresponsible excess.More »


Corwin, Robert, photographer. Phil Ochs, Newport Folk Festival, 1966. Photograph

The Sixties and Protest Music

Author: Kerry Candaele Curriculum Subjects: Art, Government and Civics Grade Levels: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

The Vietnam War and the My Lai Massacre

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Lyndon B. Johnson, Proclamation 3561 - National Day of Mourning for President Ke

Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims a national day of mourning for JFK, 1963

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Robert F. Kennedy on Vietnam, 1967

Creator: Robert F. Kennedy Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics, World History Grade Levels:
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