Madison, 1964. UW sports teams are banned from playing against teams from states that impede or attempt to impede civil rights movements. Schoolchildren march around the Capitol for a silent 90 minutes as tribute to a fallen civil rights leader. The Regents request that the university moves to ensure equal educational opportunities. 30 Madisonians board buses headed to the March On Washington. 600 attend a premier of a film about the difficulties of trying to rent an apartment in Madison while black.
About Madison in the Sixties
Topical tales of Madison's influential people and critical events from long ago.