Madison in the Sixties
Election Day in the Sixties saw Madison in and out of sync — mostly out — with the rest of Wisconsin, and the country.
The most interesting and important events. first week of November, 1960-1969
The worst campus riot in a decade … a mayor finds the third time is not the charm … and blackballing Jews is bad news for the Madison Club. Madison, the second week of October, in the early 1960s.
Stuart Gordon, a 21-yo drama student from Chicago, had the artistic vision to modernize the children’s classic by turning capt hook into Chicago Mayor Daley, his pirates into cops, and the pixie dust into LSD, which he represented by nude coeds doing a modern dance of innocence under an acid rock light show. But James […]
An alder fights moderate income housing in his district … past and future cross through buildings that define their generations … open housing expands … the bus strike lingers … and the war comes home to the National Guard.
Labor peace comes to the east side … the shopping shape of things to come … the clothes come off, the show doesn’t go on … and a big week for hecklers.