Madison in the Sixties
It’s Mayor Otto Festge and the cops against Chancellor Fleming and the students … a sharp partisan fight in a non-partisan setting … and the queen of the cop shop gets her comeuppance.
First week of July, 1967 — patriotism and protest in city parks, big developments in educational administration and housing, and a weekend for the ages at the new County Coliseum.
A look back at Mayor and State Supreme Court Justice Robert M. Bashford
June 5, 1969 — the 100th, and last, commencement of Central-University High School (nee, Madison High School, then Madison Central HS).
Individual decisions that would affect us all .. the past passed and the future filled in … important decisions in planning and development … a terrible murder … a life in full … and affirmative action in the classroom. Madison, the last week of May in the 1960s.
Three years in a row in the late sixties, the third week of May brought unprecedented protests — occupation, obstruction and arson.