Jane Fonda sporting the miniskirt!
The mini-skirt, still extremely popular today, was popularized and made fashionable in London in the 1960’s. It is most linked to Mary Quant, who owned a clothing shop in Chelsea, and is believed to have created the skirt in 1964, naming it after her favorite car, the “Mini”.The mini-skirt bared more leg than women had ever shown, and in that sense, was sported as a rebellion to the classic houses of couture (mainly classic French ones), typical beauty standards of the time, and the impracticality of women’s clothes . The mini was created to be sexy, stylish, good for day and night, and comfortable for women to wear and run around in. The mini-skirt boomed in fashion and lead to other mini trends, such as the mini-dress. After the elegance and restraint of the 50’s, women of the 60’s wore mini-skirts as an expression of revolution, rebellionchanges in women’s rights, and the crazy times in which they were living.
http://sammydvintage.com/vintage-style/60s/the-miniskirt/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniskirt#1960s

Annabel Combs
Western Traditions II

 

Jane Fonda sporting the miniskirt!

The mini-skirt, still extremely popular today, was popularized and made fashionable in London in the 1960’s. It is most linked to Mary Quant, who owned a clothing shop in Chelsea, and is believed to have created the skirt in 1964, naming it after her favorite car, the “Mini”.The mini-skirt bared more leg than women had ever shown, and in that sense, was sported as a rebellion to the classic houses of couture (mainly classic French ones), typical beauty standards of the time, and the impracticality of women’s clothes . The mini was created to be sexy, stylish, good for day and night, and comfortable for women to wear and run around in. The mini-skirt boomed in fashion and lead to other mini trends, such as the mini-dress. After the elegance and restraint of the 50’s, women of the 60’s wore mini-skirts as an expression of revolution, rebellionchanges in women’s rights, and the crazy times in which they were living.

http://sammydvintage.com/vintage-style/60s/the-miniskirt/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniskirt#1960s

Annabel Combs

Western Traditions II

 

Christianna Barrack
The sixties was a decade that began January 1,1960 and ended December 31,1969. The term refers to the expansion of inter related cultural and political trends across the globe. The sixties was a time of culture revolution in social norms like clothing, music, drugs, dress, formalities, and schooling. Conservatives often criticize the decade, and have declared it one of recklessness and ostentation, with a relative decline in social order. A handful of Hollywood’s most notable blockbuster films were a product of the sixties, such as The Pink Panther, The Sound of Music, Bonnie and Clyde, and my personal favorite, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a popular 1961 American romantic comedy that is loosely based on a novella with the same name. It stars actress Audrey Hepburn. This film is considered the actresses most outstanding and distinguishable role. Hepburn herself referred to it as the most difficult part she ever chosen to take on, since she was an introvert and the character required her to play an extrovert. Breakfast at Tiffany’s received a positive reaction form audiences, so much so that Hepburn was nominated for an Academy Award in the best actress category. In 2012, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress, and it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. At the time, the counterculture movement had a significant effect on cinemas. Movies began to break social taboos like sex and violence, which ultimately caused a sense of fascination amongst the youth. There was an increased presence of drama, instability, and chaos. 
http://www.pbs.org/opb/thesixties/topics/culture/ontherecord.html
http://www.moviefone.com/movie/breakfast-at-tiffanys/3505/synopsis

Christianna Barrack

The sixties was a decade that began January 1,1960 and ended December 31,1969. The term refers to the expansion of inter related cultural and political trends across the globe. The sixties was a time of culture revolution in social norms like clothing, music, drugs, dress, formalities, and schooling. Conservatives often criticize the decade, and have declared it one of recklessness and ostentation, with a relative decline in social order. A handful of Hollywood’s most notable blockbuster films were a product of the sixties, such as The Pink Panther, The Sound of Music, Bonnie and Clyde, and my personal favorite, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a popular 1961 American romantic comedy that is loosely based on a novella with the same name. It stars actress Audrey Hepburn. This film is considered the actresses most outstanding and distinguishable role. Hepburn herself referred to it as the most difficult part she ever chosen to take on, since she was an introvert and the character required her to play an extrovert. Breakfast at Tiffany’s received a positive reaction form audiences, so much so that Hepburn was nominated for an Academy Award in the best actress category. In 2012, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress, and it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. At the time, the counterculture movement had a significant effect on cinemas. Movies began to break social taboos like sex and violence, which ultimately caused a sense of fascination amongst the youth. There was an increased presence of drama, instability, and chaos. 

http://www.pbs.org/opb/thesixties/topics/culture/ontherecord.html

http://www.moviefone.com/movie/breakfast-at-tiffanys/3505/synopsis

Hippie youth movement

Hippie youth movement started in mid 60s, this movement happened in 60s was because so many things happened during that time, like president Kennedy was died, Vietnam War started and Martin Luther King’s speech “I have a dream” stimulated people against violence’s feeling. Material abundance and living problems of stimulation, so all this generation of youth advocated freedom, love and peace. They were happy and impulsive. The hippies were usually dressing weird and had long hair, very extravagant on outfit. Listened some particular music, these youth were usually came from rich family or had high income, so they didn’t need to worried about the money or other stuff because their parent or family would take care of it, therefore, they into hippie movement to against the war, and like live on the street to “experience” the poor’s lives. They were totally against violence. They liked the Indian, loved life and natural, so some people said that hippie were spreading Indian’s characteristic. In this picture, was from 60s and the girls’ make up was very impressing and she wearied so many necklets, it was common dressing during 60s. The Hippie movement was origin from San Francisco and New York. So, Hippie was an outstanding symbol from 60s and it showed the youth interested in 60s.

picture form:http://www.60sblog.com/hot-hippie-girl-from-the-60s/

Zhiyin Zheng

His 101

April 23, 2014

The Psychedelic 60s and the Development of Art

The above picture is a poster created by Wes Wilson in the summer of 1966. Wes Wilson is well known creating “psychedelic art” and the swirling lines that created the flaming character above. This “psychedelic” font created a melting feeling that created the feeling of “tripping” on acid or LSD, which were drugs that were heavily used during the 1960s. Not only was the style of art and its direction significantly altered by drug use, but art criticism was also altered. Before the 1960s, critics would view art in terms of aesthetics. If it was visually pleasing, then it was essentially “good” art. With the increase of use of psychedelic, art was criticized more for its ability to alter consciousness and reshape the way one interacts with the world. 
Aside from art criticism, posters such as these were seen by huge amounts of young people at concerts, where drug use was so prevalent. The psychedelic states of consciousness that were shown through these posters and other pieces of art led to political revolution and counterculture that was followed by many young people of the time period. 

Sources: 
http://explore.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/show/sixties
http://visualartsdepartment.wordpress.com/psychedelic-60s/
http://www.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/07/15/ken.johnson.psychedelic.art/
http://www.siena.edu/pages/7616.asp
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/the-association/poster-art/poster/BG018.html

Kalif Shear 
Western Traditions II
April 23, 2014 

The Psychedelic 60s and the Development of Art

The above picture is a poster created by Wes Wilson in the summer of 1966. Wes Wilson is well known creating “psychedelic art” and the swirling lines that created the flaming character above. This “psychedelic” font created a melting feeling that created the feeling of “tripping” on acid or LSD, which were drugs that were heavily used during the 1960s. Not only was the style of art and its direction significantly altered by drug use, but art criticism was also altered. Before the 1960s, critics would view art in terms of aesthetics. If it was visually pleasing, then it was essentially “good” art. With the increase of use of psychedelic, art was criticized more for its ability to alter consciousness and reshape the way one interacts with the world. 

Aside from art criticism, posters such as these were seen by huge amounts of young people at concerts, where drug use was so prevalent. The psychedelic states of consciousness that were shown through these posters and other pieces of art led to political revolution and counterculture that was followed by many young people of the time period. 

Sources: 

http://explore.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/show/sixties

http://visualartsdepartment.wordpress.com/psychedelic-60s/

http://www.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/07/15/ken.johnson.psychedelic.art/

http://www.siena.edu/pages/7616.asp

http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/the-association/poster-art/poster/BG018.html

Kalif Shear 

Western Traditions II

April 23, 2014 

The Iron War

Roberto Bonilla

During the late 1960’s in America the sport of bodybuilding became more popular. This sport is characterized by the use of resistance to control or increase one’s musculature. This popular sport find its roots in stone lifting that was practiced in ancient Greece and Egypt. Modern lifting fully developed between the 1980 and 1953. In the 1950s and 60s bodybuilding became more popular with the emergence of Olympic lifters and strength athletes joining this pop culture that was characterized by Arnold. This new pop culture of bodybuilding was not just about muscular bodies, it also represented chemical advances that had been developed duing the cold war and the years prior by both the US and the USSR. During this time new anabolic steroids were created and used on Olympic lifters by both sides of the political area; the Russians and the Americans. This chemical advances were created with the intention to produce better, stronger and faster athletes that would win the Olympics. The Olympic games can be considered as another of the proxy wars that the U.S and the Russians fought, in this case it was through iron and anabolics.  It was a fight for honor and the Russians and the Americans wanted to show which country was superior not only on the space race but in the Olympic games and the creation of this anabolic compounds for athletes ended up creating what we know as bodybuilding.

Anabolic Steroids and the Athlete by Taylor, William N. (Jan 16, 2002)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodybuilding

During the 1960s, the American culture, especially in media started revolutionizing itself. TVs, music, film, fashion, literature and sports started growing. During this era, music was the most significant of all, because American music started changing from folk singing to rock. No musical artist can beat The Beatles during that time. They were the leading rock ban of all time.

The Beatles was formed in Liverpool in 1960. The four members of the band, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr started performing in clubs for over 3 years. Their manager, Brian Epstein enhances their skills and not long later gain a lot of popularity in the UK in early 1962. Soon after that, they became international stars. In 1964 they led the British Invasion into the United States music market, where British rock and pop dominates over the US. During this decade, American music evolves from folk singing and saxophone sounds to folk rock and the above, The Beatles. They became a well-known band in the US. When they first arrive in New York, over three thousand fans greeted them. Two days later they performed on national TV, where about 34% of the US population watched it. Over the consensus opinions of the critics, they produce widely influential and innovative albums.  Although, the band was only together for a decade, they have won various records and awards such as the Grammy Awards and many more and have changed music forever.

Bibliography:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960s#Music

Chungheang Loh, Spring 2014, History 101

During the 1960s, the American culture, especially in media started revolutionizing itself. TVs, music, film, fashion, literature and sports started growing. During this era, music was the most significant of all, because American music started changing from folk singing to rock. No musical artist can beat The Beatles during that time. They were the leading rock ban of all time.

The Beatles was formed in Liverpool in 1960. The four members of the band, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr started performing in clubs for over 3 years. Their manager, Brian Epstein enhances their skills and not long later gain a lot of popularity in the UK in early 1962. Soon after that, they became international stars. In 1964 they led the British Invasion into the United States music market, where British rock and pop dominates over the US. During this decade, American music evolves from folk singing and saxophone sounds to folk rock and the above, The Beatles. They became a well-known band in the US. When they first arrive in New York, over three thousand fans greeted them. Two days later they performed on national TV, where about 34% of the US population watched it. Over the consensus opinions of the critics, they produce widely influential and innovative albums.  Although, the band was only together for a decade, they have won various records and awards such as the Grammy Awards and many more and have changed music forever.

Bibliography:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960s#Music

Chungheang Loh, Spring 2014, History 101

PEACE, LOVE, AND DRUGS.
The Hippie movement in the 1960’s.
They were originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the 1960’s and was spread throughout the world. In the beginning of the movement, most of the them were white middle class teenagers and young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. They inherited there cultural beliefs from the beatniks from the beat generation in the 1950’s who believed in rejecting received standards, innovations in style, experimentation with drugs, alternative sexuality, a rejection of materialism, and explicit portrayals of the human condition. Many of which embodied what it meant to be a Hippie. It didn’t take long for the Hippie movement to grow into this huge social group in 1965. It eventually spread to other countires like the UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, and many more. There main ethos was to separate themselves from the social norms and live their own way. They also were against many of the middle class values, the Vietnam War, nuclear weapons, and institutions. They perceived the dominant culture as this corrupt evil group that had uncontrollable power over their lives. They wanted to distance themselves from this dominant society and used clothing to help differentiate themselves from them. They dressed in very different clothes that went totally against the societies norms. It represented there willingness to question authority. The Hippies social movement was a huge influence on the music, the art, the clothing, and many more during the 1960’s. It was the era of peace, love and personal freedom.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_Generation
http://www.mortaljourney.com/2011/03/1960-trends/hippie-counter-culture-movement
Patrick Uy

PEACE, LOVE, AND DRUGS.

The Hippie movement in the 1960’s.

They were originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the 1960’s and was spread throughout the world. In the beginning of the movement, most of the them were white middle class teenagers and young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. They inherited there cultural beliefs from the beatniks from the beat generation in the 1950’s who believed in rejecting received standards, innovations in style, experimentation with drugs, alternative sexuality, a rejection of materialism, and explicit portrayals of the human condition. Many of which embodied what it meant to be a Hippie. It didn’t take long for the Hippie movement to grow into this huge social group in 1965. It eventually spread to other countires like the UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, and many more. There main ethos was to separate themselves from the social norms and live their own way. They also were against many of the middle class values, the Vietnam War, nuclear weapons, and institutions. They perceived the dominant culture as this corrupt evil group that had uncontrollable power over their lives. They wanted to distance themselves from this dominant society and used clothing to help differentiate themselves from them. They dressed in very different clothes that went totally against the societies norms. It represented there willingness to question authority. The Hippies social movement was a huge influence on the music, the art, the clothing, and many more during the 1960’s. It was the era of peace, love and personal freedom.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_Generation

http://www.mortaljourney.com/2011/03/1960-trends/hippie-counter-culture-movement

Patrick Uy

The Beetle

The text underneath the large white picture with a tiny car, says, “It makes your house look bigger. The car in this picture is a Beetle or a Bug produced by Volkswagen. This car was produced from the 1930s and is still in production and looks similar. After the Second World War German factories was restricted by the Allied countries of their production and sales in Germany as a precaution because they were scared that if no restrictions were enforced, Germany would be able to build a new “empire”. Sales were slow in Germany, and Volkswagen decided to try to sell this car in the United States. Trying to sell a tiny car to American consumers that wanted large items was hard. The picture above was one of the first advertisements for the Beetle in the Unite States of America. “It makes your house look bigger” is a statement that is kind of funny to me. In the 1950s the American economy was doing better again after the war. People were buying a lot of things, and Americans often like large items. By buying this small car and putting it in your driveway, Volkswagen meant that they sold a unique item, a product that would enlarge your house. The car sale exploded, and went form being a German pile of metal to a popular car among the United States’ citizens. This tells us about the people who lived at that time. They were concerned with how other people looked at them, and the way this car was advertised to the people shows how innovative and creative people in the 1950s was. 

Preben Nicolai Martinsen

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David Saakyan
The single by Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World” was released in 1967. Rapidly, it because a hit in the United States first, then it because one of the most popular song in the United Kingdom as well. The genre is traditional pop, and the song is very calm, kind and optimistic, however it wasn’t just an American hit. This song intended as an antidote for the increasingly racially and politically charged climate of everyday life in the United States, it also has a hopeful, optimistic tone for the future, for the ones who were being born into our world and having a lot to look forward to, their lives. “What a Wonderful World” is also encouraging people to understand that our world is really wonderful and actually live their life in peace. This single after becoming popular in the United States started to spread around the world. The amount of copies sold was amazing, it because a world hit, and more important for the Americans, it because some type of a symbol, an idol of normal American citizens, the way they understand life, the way they live their lives. Moreover, this song was traditional pop genre, it wasn’t related to these all hip-hop new movements, which are kind of violent, it is a very kind and optimistic song, so the world accepted it as one of the best songs in the history. All in all, this song was a hit, moreover it was an optimistic and encouraging song for the young generation in America in 1960. 
 

http://www.pophistorydig.com/?p=12951

David Saakyan

The single by Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World” was released in 1967. Rapidly, it because a hit in the United States first, then it because one of the most popular song in the United Kingdom as well. The genre is traditional pop, and the song is very calm, kind and optimistic, however it wasn’t just an American hit. This song intended as an antidote for the increasingly racially and politically charged climate of everyday life in the United States, it also has a hopeful, optimistic tone for the future, for the ones who were being born into our world and having a lot to look forward to, their lives. “What a Wonderful World” is also encouraging people to understand that our world is really wonderful and actually live their life in peace. This single after becoming popular in the United States started to spread around the world. The amount of copies sold was amazing, it because a world hit, and more important for the Americans, it because some type of a symbol, an idol of normal American citizens, the way they understand life, the way they live their lives. Moreover, this song was traditional pop genre, it wasn’t related to these all hip-hop new movements, which are kind of violent, it is a very kind and optimistic song, so the world accepted it as one of the best songs in the history. All in all, this song was a hit, moreover it was an optimistic and encouraging song for the young generation in America in 1960.

 

http://www.pophistorydig.com/?p=12951

During the 1950s a mass pop of culture began to sweep the United States. It was an era filled with diversity that gave society a sense of control and what they wanted. This culture offered a widespread of options for entertainment in order to cater to all audiences. The image above displays a large crowd of young people at a Rock ‘N’ Roll concert and the people in the front are holding up a sign saying, “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll”. As soon as I saw this image I immediately thought about Elvis Presley who sparked the new wave of rock ‘n’ roll. This was said to be “the most critical juncture of rock history.” Elvis knew that “gesture, sexuality, and attitude were as important as the music itself” which made him so unique. In addition, his music excited his youthful audience because his lyrics encouraged rebellion and promoted alienation within this culture. In all, young people living in this post war era yearned for a thriving, diverse culture that would nurture to the public’s desires. 

Work Cited:
http://www.shmoop.com/1950s/culture.html

Desirae Gordon 
HIS 101- Spring 2014 
April 23,2014 

During the 1950s a mass pop of culture began to sweep the United States. It was an era filled with diversity that gave society a sense of control and what they wanted. This culture offered a widespread of options for entertainment in order to cater to all audiences. The image above displays a large crowd of young people at a Rock ‘N’ Roll concert and the people in the front are holding up a sign saying, “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll”. As soon as I saw this image I immediately thought about Elvis Presley who sparked the new wave of rock ‘n’ roll. This was said to be “the most critical juncture of rock history.” Elvis knew that “gesture, sexuality, and attitude were as important as the music itself” which made him so unique. In addition, his music excited his youthful audience because his lyrics encouraged rebellion and promoted alienation within this culture. In all, young people living in this post war era yearned for a thriving, diverse culture that would nurture to the public’s desires. 

Work Cited:

http://www.shmoop.com/1950s/culture.html

Desirae Gordon 

HIS 101- Spring 2014 

April 23,2014 

Angelina Gorbaseva
Spartacus
It is an American film in the genre peplum, filmed in 1960 by director Stanley Kubrick on the novel by Howard Fast about the historical event - the revolt of Spartacus. Not based on history, or on Appian or Plutarch - on a novel. Spartacusis about story and scale and (sometimes) emotion, but it is not about history. The film received four awards “Oscar”.  It’s a classic movie of Hollywood History. This epic saga, in which rebellious slave Spartacus (played by Kirk Douglas) leads a revolt against the Roman Empire, has become one of the most famous and controversial action pictures ever - strangely not because of the violence but because of fears that it had ‘homosexual overtones’. The original version included a scene where Laurence Olivier attempts to seduce Tony Curtis. When the Production Code Administration and the Legion of Decency both objected, the scene was cut. This scene was put back in for the 1991 restoration, but since the soundtrack had been lost and Olivier had died, Curtis and Anthony Hopkins had to dub in the dialogue. A couple of other interesting points of trivia are that (1) the sound of the crowd cheering “Spartacus!” was recorded at a Spartans American Football game in the USA, rather than in Rome, and (2) that Kubrick spent a quarter of the entire Spartacus shoot directing a single battle sequence. 
 
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ilove/years/1960/films2.shtml

http://popclassicsjg.blogspot.com/2011/06/spartacus-dir-stanley-kubrick-1960.html

Angelina Gorbaseva

Spartacus

It is an American film in the genre peplum, filmed in 1960 by director Stanley Kubrick on the novel by Howard Fast about the historical event - the revolt of Spartacus. Not based on history, or on Appian or Plutarch - on a novel. Spartacusis about story and scale and (sometimes) emotion, but it is not about history. The film received four awards “Oscar”.  It’s a classic movie of Hollywood History. This epic saga, in which rebellious slave Spartacus (played by Kirk Douglas) leads a revolt against the Roman Empire, has become one of the most famous and controversial action pictures ever - strangely not because of the violence but because of fears that it had ‘homosexual overtones’. The original version included a scene where Laurence Olivier attempts to seduce Tony Curtis. When the Production Code Administration and the Legion of Decency both objected, the scene was cut. This scene was put back in for the 1991 restoration, but since the soundtrack had been lost and Olivier had died, Curtis and Anthony Hopkins had to dub in the dialogue. A couple of other interesting points of trivia are that (1) the sound of the crowd cheering “Spartacus!” was recorded at a Spartans American Football game in the USA, rather than in Rome, and (2) that Kubrick spent a quarter of the entire Spartacus shoot directing a single battle sequence.

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ilove/years/1960/films2.shtml

http://popclassicsjg.blogspot.com/2011/06/spartacus-dir-stanley-kubrick-1960.html

Draft during the 1960’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f33qUqdZapw

I chose to write about Credence Clearwater Revivals song ´´Fortunate Son´, which was released in 1969. I believe this song reflects the thoughts of the youth during the 1960´s draft perfectly.

During this time the United States were currently fighting in Vietnam. To be able to support this war the USA enlisted the draft. Thousands of young men were drafted into the military and shipped off to Vietnam. The draft caused panic and protests all across the country. 
The draft worked like a lottery, where names with men born from 1944 to 1950 were put in jars and pulled, just like a lottery.

The drift system was constantly criticized, especially by the youth. The draft didn’t include every man in the USA born between 1944 and 1950. There were exceptions for the draft. Some people weren’t put on the draft list. These people were sons of politicians and those who currently were enrolled in higher education such as college. This is why the youth caused protests across the country.

This song by Credence Clearwater Revival reflects these thoughts by the youth. ´´Fortunate Son´´ means those fortunate ones of politicians and those who could afford college so that they weren’t put in the draft. This song was loved by the hippie movement of the 1960´s.  

Postwar Youth

image

This is a picture of Dick Clark, the host of a popular TV show called American Bandstand. The show was broadcasted from Philadelphia, PA in August of 1957. This show was meant to show new musical talent as well as the artist sitting and talking with Dick for a minute. The talent would mouth the words to there pre-recorded tracks while teenagers from all across the United States would come to dance on the show while the bands played their music. For many artists such as Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jackie Wilson and others, this was their television debut. The show is responsible for helping to launch the national and international careers of many of these Rock ‘n’ Roll artists.

Rock ‘n’ Roll was frowned upon at the time by conservative America because of its very nature being influenced by Blues, which came from African Americans. The mixing of the two cultures was not viewed upon as a good thing for white American youth. The dance moves they did on the show were even frowned upon. The young people during this time wanted to be free and exercise their independence. After the world being at war it could be said that they just wanted everyone to be equal and to get along. The show was soon integrated and even allowed black teens on the show as well. Many parents did not approve of the show because they feared in the mixing of ethnicities which went completely against many conservative values at the time.
#rocknroll #thatrealpostwaryouth #DickClark

Sources:
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/2/despite_rep_for_integration_tvs_iconic

http://www.pophistorydig.com/?tag=1950s-pop-culture

Richard Sniezek

The decade of the 1960s is most commonly viewed, as the decade of peace and flower power, for the beginning of the 60s was the time of the Cold War; this is one of the reasons for which the urgency for peace was ignited. During this time, American civilians were living in fear, for the U.S. was deeply involved in the Cold War. Most people did not approve of the U.S. involvement in the Cold War, and one of the many opposers was Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan was a singer and songwriter that started his successful career during such a tremulous era. Dylan’s career launched as he wrote songs about the war and other social issues. He was truly against the Cold War, and decided to write one his most influential songs, Masters of War. This song was a protest song against the military and government that was released in 1963. It comes to show how the youth of that time felt about the social issues that were going on. Dylan was in his twenties when he wrote this song and was written during the time of the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. This song was very inspirational to the youth of America because it was written by a young musician, which was enjoyed by vast majority of the youth, not only that, but the lyrics are very powerful in itself. This song made people realize what was going on, and it put light to the country’s issues. This comes to show how involved and outspoken the youth of America was during those times, for even great musicians were involved in speaking out against such issues. 

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=7112

http://www.biography.com/people/bob-dylan-9283052#reinventing-his-image&awesm=~oCivyoAYiSUfBa

Tracy Castillo