These Cool Photos Give Us A Glimpse Of Life In The '60s

By | June 28, 2018

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A colorful hippie couple dressed in tie-dye and floral prints grin for the camera, California, circa 1969. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

The 1960s was a decade of transition and change. Television, men landing on the moon, women’s rights, and civil rights all helped to push the American people toward a new modernization. As this collection of cool pics from the sixties illustrates, the decade was filled with poignant moments and advances that helped to set the stage for the technology age we currently live in.

Long Live Rock 'n Roll

The sixties are known for its eclectic music. From the Beatles to the Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones to The Doors, the music of the sixties was new and exciting and setting the world on fire. No event showcased the power of music like the 1969 music festival known as Woodstock. In addition to the myriad of musical talent, the event helped to show the world that the hippie culture was thriving at the close of the sixties. 

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A Call for Racial Harmony

Martin Luther King and other Civil Rights leaders worked to end racial injustice. When King was assassinated in 1968, there was rioting in the streets of many U.S. cities. Bobby Kennedy spoke to the crowds in Indianapolis and informed them about the news of King’s death. Instead of rioting, the Indianapolis crowd carefully listened as Bobby Kennedy calmed their fears and spoke of a future of racial harmony. There were no riots in Indianapolis that night.