History Rocks

Season 1 Episode 1

The 60's

Aired Unknown Unknown on The History Channel
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes

By TV.com Users

Write A Review

Episode Summary

The 60's
At the beginning of the 1960s, Americans could be forgiven for thinking that they were standing at the dawn of a golden age. Superficially, at least, the years since the end of World War II had been marked by progress, prosperity, moderation and old-fashioned good sense, and there was no reason to think that the 60s would be any different. But, of course, they were. The 50s had hula hoops; the 60s had acid tests. The 50s had Levittown; the 60s had Watts. The 50s had cars with fins; the 60s had tanks and Napalm bombs. The discontent that had percolated under the surface of the placid 50s defined the tumultuous 60s, along with a rising tide of rights-consciousness. African-Americans, young people, women, gays and lesbians, American Indians, Hispanics and others began to demand - not for the first time, but more loudly than ever - that they be permitted to participate fully and equally in the social, economic, and political life of the United States. Their challenges shook the nation to its core.moreless

Episode Discussion

Join the discussion of this episode Episode Discussion

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

See All Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions Trivia & Quotes