Three years in a row in the late sixties, the third week of May brought unprecedented protests — occupation, obstruction and arson.
A stunning setback for Monona Terrace. End of an era in anti-war protests. First lady of song, citizen of the year. And some weird weather. Madison, May 8-14, 1966
May 3, 1969, a Saturday street dance becomes a three-night riot leaving scores injured and about a hundred arrested — including Alds. Paul Soglin and Eugene Parks.
Muhammad Ali calls for a black state in a controversial appearance at the UW Stock Pavilion, and Bobby Knight turns down his appointment at Badger basketball coach. Madison, the last week of April, 1968.
(WORT) — This week we cover protests on campus over the arrest of a student graffiti artist, a proposal to expand Madison College on the city’s south side and Tone Madison editor Scott Gordon remembers local country singer Owen Mays.
Mayor Milo Kittleson (1920-1926) would be remembered as one of Madison’s most influential visionary mayors — if only he hadn’t palled around with those domestic terrorists, the Ku Klux Klan.