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.
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky), passed away Friday evening, June 3, 2016, after a short hospitalization for a respiratory illness. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for many years. As the world mourns “The Greatest of All Time”, staff and volunteers at community radio WORT-FM recall […]
(WORT) — In the this week’s Madison History Podcast, local historian Stu Levitan takes us back to this week in 1962.
(WORT) — This week 132 years ago, a deafening crash was heard in downtown Madison. Horrified onlookers rushed to the Wisconsin State Capitol where a great cloud of dust hovered over the new south wing.