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Sunset Strip curfew riots

“The Sunset Strip curfew riots, also known as the ‘hippie riots’, were a series of early counterculture-era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California in 1966. By the mid 1960s, The … Continue reading

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The Hippies by Hunter S. Thompson

“The best year to be a hippie was 1965, but then there was not much to write about, because not much was happening in public and most of what was happening in private was illegal. The real year of the … Continue reading

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Decolonizing society: the legacy of 1968

Student protesters in Paris, May ’68. “In 1964, students at the University of California at Berkeley staged a sit-in at Sproul Hall to protest campus restrictions on political activism. Shouting through his bullhorn, Mario Savio, the leader of the Free … Continue reading

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Parks are for the People: The Piedmont Park Riot and the Politics of Late 1960s Atlanta

“In the summer of 1967, Atlanta Journal reporter Michael Palmer went undercover as a hippie. Hoping to provide his readers with some insight into a movement that had recently made its way into the national consciousness, Palmer put on a … Continue reading

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Aquarius Rising

A protester at a demonstration against the Vietnam War during the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1968 “Certain years acquire an almost numinous quality in collective memory—1789, 1861, 1914. One of the more recent additions to the list is 1968. Its … Continue reading

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Hippie trail

“The hippie trail (also the overland) is the name given to the overland journey taken by members of the hippie subculture and others from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s between Europe and South Asia, mainly through Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, … Continue reading

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The Death of the Hippies

“In 1967, just after the Summer of Love, The Atlantic published ‘The Flowering of the Hippies,’ a profile of San Francisco’s new youth culture. ‘Almost the first point of interest about the hippies was that they were middle-class American children … Continue reading

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