A fall-out shelter on display, a fraternity in trouble, and the greatest singer-songwriter since Homer back in town. Just some of the events going on in Madison this week in the early sixties. 1960 November 18—Mayor Nestingen and Civil Defense Head Richard Wilson attend the dedication of a demonstration model of a federally funded fallout […]
Martin Luther King and George McGovern come to town, students send their meal money to the poor in Mississippi, and Paul Soglin gets his political start. Just some of the things going on in Madison fifty three years ago this month. Stu Levitan has the details on this week’s Madison in the Sixties.
The Mifflin Community Co-Op is born, Republicans take complete control of state government, and Vince Lombardi comes to town. Just some of what was going on in Madison fifty years ago this month. Madison, November 1968 Bill Winfield, a member of the Green Lantern Eating Co-op, and his friends sign a temporary lease for the […]
Fifty-two years ago this week, Senator Edward Kennedy came to campus to campaign for the Democratic candidate for Governor, Lt. Gov. Patrick Lucey. Thanks to heckling by the Committee for the End of the War in Vietnam, it did not go well. Madison, October 27, 1966 Six years to the week since Sen. John F. […]
Summer in the city back in the 1960s often meant big developments in civil rights. In Madison, more civil rights news happened in August than any other month. Here’s Stu Levitan with the details on tonight’s Madison in the Sixties.
The third week of July, 1961 through. Harvard professor discusses the difficulties of negotiating with communists on disarmaments. Freedom riders imprisoned in Mississippi. Controversial topless bathing suits are challenged by city officials. Dutch Elm Disease is under control. The Regents institute harsh rules, up to expulsion, banning any intentional conduct that interferes with school activities.