6. Key Events/ Experiences 7. Significance/ Impact 8. How it is related to events going on at the time 9. Why is this topic still relevant today? 10. Interesting/ Fun Facts!
Table of Contents:
1. Background 2. Trending Fashion 3. Trending Music and Art 4. Different Perspectives on Summer of Love 5. Influences
Hippies thought the government was corrupt and they over used their power over the people too much. Later on, there were "hippie riots” due to curfew laws that prohibited loitering. The hippies then started protesting, saying their civil rights were being infringed on.
75,000 young people came to San Francisco, influenced by the spirit and music these young people brought. The Council for the Summer of Love included people from church, theaters, and organizations. Hippies opposed the materialist, consumerist nature of the U.S. and supported natural living, community, and personal empowerment.
At this time, people had long hair, wore fringed jackets, blue jeans, Indian fabrics, sandals, beads and peace symbols.
Trending Music and Art
People at this time enjoyed pop art, optical art, designs of album covers, and concert posters. Many bands were popular including Rolling Stones, Beatles, and Country Joe, the Fish.
Country Joe & the Fish Live at the Montgomery Pop Festival '67