These movements include the civil rights movement, the student movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the women’s movement, the gay rights movement, and the environmental movement. Each, to varying degrees, changed government policy and, perhaps more importantly, changed how almost every American lives today.
“Bombing For Peace Is Like Fucking For Virginity.” This was on a sign in the 1960s during during a Vietnam War protest.
“We Won’t Fight Another Rich Man’s War!!!” – Vietnam veterans against the War, circa 1970.
Hippies selling acid during Woodstock, 1969.
Women attend an Equal Pay for Equal Work demonstration in London’s Trafalgar Square in May 1968.
NAACP protest, Memphis, TN, early 1960s.
African Americans protest against the war in Vietnam during the Harlem Peace March, 1967.
Student at Montgomery High School protest intergration, 1963.
Kay Tobin Lahusen, right, and other demonstrators carry signs calling for protection of homosexuals from discrimination as they march in a picket line in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, July 1967.
Screaming Beatles’ fans holding banners and waving at band, Australia, June 1964.
On a cool and sunny fall day in Hartford, ten thousand people jammed into Bushnell Park with one goal: to stop the war in Vietnam. As the single largest protest of its kind in the city’s history, October 15, 1969 was historic.
A young American woman holds up a sign as she protests for women’s rights in front of the Federal Trade Commission headquarters while policemen look on during Richard Nixon’s inauguration weekend, Washington, DC, January 18-21, 1969.
Members of the National Women’s Liberation Party protest the Miss America beauty pageant as degrading to women, September 1968
Girls from the British Society for the Protection of Mini Skirts stage a protest outside the House of Dior, for its ‘unfair’ treatment of mini skirts, ca. 1966.
Gay rights activists picket the White House in 1965 to protest government discrimination against homosexuals.
Hippie protesting the Vietnam War, ca. 1960s.