Madison December 10 1967 Otis Redding was one of the breakout stars at the Monterey Pop Festival in June, and in October dethroned Elvis Presley as the year’s top male vocalist in a poll by the British music magazine Melody Maker. Now he’s coming to Madison for his first Wisconsin appearance – two shows at Ken […]
As you may know, there was a famous and pivotal event in Madison and University of Wisconsin history of May 1969 known by some as the Mifflin Street Riot and by others as The Battle of Miffland, which spread to the UW campus and went on for three days and nights. This was during the […]
A firefighter falls, new housing for migrant workers, a new gun registration ordinance, and a twin tragedy in Vietnam. Just some of the events making news this week in Madison in the Sixties. The second week of January January 8, 1966 – Fireman Daniel P. Parkinson Jr., 33, dies of smoke inhalation when a falling […]
December 27, 2018 A look back at some of our favorite reports from 2018, including the Draft Sit-In, a new tactic in civil rights activism, and panty raids out of control. December 31, 2018 A look back at 1968’s big stories in civil rights and antiwar protest, including the memorial service for Rev. Martin Luther […]
For today’s episode, Allen chats with author and historian Stu Levitan about his new book Madison in the Sixties. They discuss how the political climate and resistance movements of the ’60s can have valuable lessons for our time as well, including the effects of urban renewal, race relations, the role of protesting and civil disobedience, and […]
The third week of July, 1961 through. Harvard professor discusses the difficulties of negotiating with communists on disarmaments. Freedom riders imprisoned in Mississippi. Controversial topless bathing suits are challenged by city officials. Dutch Elm Disease is under control. The Regents institute harsh rules, up to expulsion, banning any intentional conduct that interferes with school activities.