Madison in the Sixties
Madison, 1961. Five men were arrested after a 2000-man pantie raid on two women’s dormitory buildings. The mob was eventually dispersed by police with tear gas. A janitor shot his estranged lover and fully confesses, pleading guilty. A teenager stabbed an 18 year old over a girl at a dance. An eighteen year old girl […]
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.