Madison in the Sixties
Madison, 1964. UW sports teams are banned from playing against teams from states that impede or attempt to impede civil rights movements. Schoolchildren march around the Capitol for a silent 90 minutes as tribute to a fallen civil rights leader. The Regents request that the university moves to ensure equal educational opportunities. 30 Madisonians board […]
High school gangs tear through Madison. A girl tricks her boyfriend and his four friends into an ambush at the hands of her other boyfriend and fifteen other boys. A rematch fight was stopped after an anonymous tip to police. Two different armed fights are broken up-both fights over a girl. Young smokers are technically […]
In Madison, 1963, the first female investigator was hired. Dean of students testifies against the deconstruction of the train service and 350 alumni attend the UW’s 3rd annual Women’s Day. Just a few interesting events that occurred in 1963.
This week on Madison In The Sixties, educational news is discussed regarding the Madison Metropolitan School District. A new superintendent is elected. Most exciting, a new high school on the far West side is planned on Mineral Point and Gammon. Teacher conduct guidelines have changed, and the board voted against renting out the Central High […]
Madison, 1963. Frankie Howard pulls a gun on her husband’s suspected mistress. After-midnight bongo parties in a Lutheran church. A violent forger is caught attempting cop-assisted suicide. A gunman fires at a detective inside a bar. Edgewood campus dope rings. See how they connect, this week on Madison In The Sixties.
This week on Madison In The Sixties, just a few social justice topics are discussed- especially those surrounding UW Madison.