Madison in the Sixties
Fifty years ago this month, the University of Wisconsin had a new chancellor and an old issue. It also had a funeral. Madison, September 1968. The University of Wisconsin opens a new academic year under its third Chancellor in four years – H. Edwin Young, recommended by President Fred Harvey Harrington and unanimously confirmed by […]
It’s the first week of September, and Madison schools are back in session. That’s our hook to look back on some of the issues in and around area classrooms fifty years ago.
As the new 2018 school year looms, Stu Levitan looks back on Madison’s efforts to make its teaching staff as racially diverse as its population, on this week’s Madison in the Sixties.
Go-go girls get guidelines on how to dress and dance. The school superintendent blames permissive parents for student activism. Antiwar protests escalate from posters to rocks. This is just some of Madison’s late August news five decades ago. Stu Levitan has the details on this week’s Madison in the Sixties.
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.