Madison in the Sixties
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 […]
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. […]
A great neighborhood center opens on the east side … the backlash builds to life on campus … and a great man dies. Some of the stories making news fifty years ago this month. Madison, October 1968 October 1—Around 1 a.m., someone cuts the glass of a window of the state headquarters of the Selective […]
High drama over high stakes for Monona Terrace, cheers for Fidel Castro, and applause for entertainers from South Africa, France, and Kenosha, and an iconic store branches out. Just some of the things going on 58 years ago this month. Madison, October 1960 October 1 – South African singer Miriam Makeba, who has become an […]
Thousands of university students in the streets throwing rocks and bricks at the police. An angry anti-war protest from the late sixties? No, a drunken panty raid from a simpler time. Here’s Stu Levitan with the details on tonight’s Madison in the Sixties. It’s just after midnight Sunday morning on October 8 and more than […]