Fifty years ago this week, the Black Studies Strike kicked into high gear, as students blocked UW classrooms in an effort to force the creation of a Black Studies Department. Here’s Part 2 of our report. The week of February 10 starts peacefully with about fifteen hundred picketing, but not obstructing, major classroom buildings. Classes […]
50 years ago this week, a symposium sparked the climactic and most successful political protest of the sixties in Madison, the Black Studies Strike. Madison, February 1969 – The Black Studies Strike, part 1 The climactic protest of the decade is sparked by a symposium, as the weeklong conference “The Black Revolution: To What Ends?” […]
High school students take a stand for civil rights while the city and university each take a stand for sexual restraint. Campus Drive and the Humanities Building both open. And a very special performance by Peter, Paul and Mary. Just some of what was going on in Madison, November 1969. Madison, November 1969 November 6—In […]
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 […]