Events & Movements

Read about the most notable singular events and social movements that defined the aspirations and counterculture of the 1960s, from music festivals to protest movements. We shall be adding to the themes in this section over time, and welcome your suggestions for additional ones of importance.

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Atlantic City Convention Hall, New Jesey

Jack Boucher, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

1968 Miss America Protest

The Vietnam War Protest Movement

Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S flag on the surface of the Moon (1969)

NASA / Neil A. Armstrong, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (Cropped)

The 1969 Moon Landing and why it pushed the boundaries of possibility

Gay rights demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London (1970)

LSE Library, No restrictions, via Wikimedia Commons

Stonewall Riots

Woodstock Music and Art Fair festival (1969)

Woodstock Whisperer, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Woodstock: The Festival of the Decade

Main stage of the Isle of Wight Festival in 2014

Liz Murray, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Isle of Wight Festival