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 […]
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.
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.
On Sunday, June 25, WORT will be holding its annual meeting. The meeting will beheld at the Art In Gallery at 1444 East Washington Avenue in Madison from 3-7 pm. Parking and the entrance are at the rear of the building. On the agenda: voting for eight new members of the station’s Board of Directors […]
Tragedy at Turner Hall, and the deadly rule of three … a milestone for urban renewal … and Ed Garvey climbs another rung on the leadership ladder – as a moderate.
This week in 1961, Madison police were dealing with marauding gangs of unruly teens creating havoc on State Street. Exactly seven years later, they were confronting serious charges of racism.