Madison in the Sixties
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.
As the new 2018 school year looms, Stu Levitan looks back on Madison’s efforts to make its teaching staff as racially diverse as its population, on this week’s Madison in the Sixties.
Go-go girls get guidelines on how to dress and dance. The school superintendent blames permissive parents for student activism. Antiwar protests escalate from posters to rocks. This is just some of Madison’s late August news five decades ago. Stu Levitan has the details on this week’s Madison in the Sixties.