Madison in the Sixties
Muhammad Ali comes to town, and Bobby Knight turns us down .. two dancing nudes are bad news for the UW … and a block party becomes a three-night riot.
A new threat to Monona Terrace … Lakeside towers for the elderly … A self-inflicted traffic jam … A vicious murder.
Madison, second week of December, 1967 … A political piper of peace makes his first appearance … A Badger becomes a presidential son-in-law … Savings to come at a new coop, but no more hot fun in the summertime … And a global musical tragedy in a Madison lake
On campus, the last month of the decade begins with a major step for black studies, while Crazylegs cans Coatta. One great professor is honored, another is mourned. And there’s open warfare between the city and its schools
Madison, before and after the assassination of President Kennedy.
Third week of November in the 1960s … Madison finds a pocket of poverty just a few miles from downtown … the Transportation Commission wants to ban bicycles from State Street and the Capitol Square … University Ave. becomes a one-way street … the 9-week bus strike ends … and a champion wrestler from East […]