Madison in the Sixties
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.
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.