Madison, 1965. Antiwar protests sweep the nation, and the campus becomes a friendly space for nonviolent leaders. Many performances and presentations take place, by ambassadors, ballet groups, singers, and Bob Dylan cover bands. The contralto singer Marian Anderson visits Madison on her 50-stop international farewell tour, drawing 3000 spectators. Comedians entertain at Homecoming. New dormitories open, and 507 new fraternity members are pledged. Curfews for female junior and senior students are removed. Paul Soglin is elected to the Wisconsin Student Association.
About Madison in the Sixties
Topical tales of Madison's influential people and critical events from long ago.