Madison in the Sixties
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 […]
Fifty-one years ago today, Madison made civil rights history with the strongest open housing ordinance in the state. Here’s Stu Levitan with this week’s Madison in the Sixties. Madison, September 26, 1967 Four years after adopting the state’s first fair housing ordinance, Madison moves to fix a glaring weakness in that landmark legislation—its […]
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.