Madison in the Sixties
A stunning setback for Monona Terrace. End of an era in anti-war protests. First lady of song, citizen of the year. And some weird weather. Madison, May 8-14, 1966
May 3, 1969, a Saturday street dance becomes a three-night riot leaving scores injured and about a hundred arrested — including Alds. Paul Soglin and Eugene Parks.
Muhammad Ali calls for a black state in a controversial appearance at the UW Stock Pavilion, and Bobby Knight turns down his appointment at Badger basketball coach. Madison, the last week of April, 1968.
Mayor Milo Kittleson (1920-1926) would be remembered as one of Madison’s most influential visionary mayors — if only he hadn’t palled around with those domestic terrorists, the Ku Klux Klan.
Local historian Stu Levitan takes us back to the second week in April, 1960.
(WORT) — Madison referenda in the 60’s dealt with more than just streets, sewers, and schools. Stu Levitan reports on votes on war and peace, urban renewal, intellectual infrastructure and the future of mass transit.