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The Times They Are A-Changin' The Sixties (offered at the Hingham Public Library)  

This course will open with JFK’s Inaugural Address, the hope of Camelot and the New Frontier, and then descend to the lowest point in the decade with the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, The Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago while “The Whole World Was Watching.” The decade ended in the huge explosion of creativity during the Woodstock Concert, which concluded with virtually no violence and produced some of the most iconic music performances in U.S. history. We will examine the rise of the counter-culture, new feminism, racial conflict, the energetic creativity of music, theater, film, art, literature, and deep ideological debates that spawned social movements and political division. *Song title from song written and performed by Bob Dylan.


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