Assignments 5.5

5.5    C 55 mins. 

The Polarizing Sixties

James Patterson on the 1960s

Kennedy’s Inaugural Address. You may also view the video of JFK’s speech.

Also read Nat Hentoff, “The Crackin’, Shakin’, Breakin’ Sounds”

5.6    D 55 mins.

Bob Dylan and the Promise of the Sixties


Port Huron Statement

Little Boxes

The Times They are A-Changin’

Only a Pawn in Their Game

Like a Rolling Stone

HW: America Divided 1965

5.8     B 55 mins.

When do the fifties end and the sixties begin?

5.11    C 55 mins.   

Bob Dylan Goes Electric

HW: America Divided 1968

5.12    D 55 mins.


Eartha Kitt at the White House, January 18

The Year of the Pitcher--Bob Gibson and Denny McClain

meeting of the “Wise Men,” March 26

TWA sued by flight attendants, April

”Hair” opens on Broadway

Cleveland riot, July 23

Shirley Chisholm wins election to Congress

The ’68 Olympics: Bob Beamon, George Foreman, Tommy Smith and John Carlos

capture of the USS Pueblo

John Wayne stars in the film “The Green Berets”

Mary Beth and John Tinker protest the Vietnam War

NOW protests the Miss America Pageant, September 7

The Armies of the Night, written by Norman Mailer

Jerry Rubin and the Yippies support Pigasus for President

Hawaii Five-O

Music of 1968

HW: Your final paper is an 8-10 page paper on a topic of your choosing. You may focus on a particular artist, theme, an event or historical development in the period 1950-1988. The paper must contain a historical component and must make use of ten scholarly secondary sources--any combination books or articles will do. You are strongly encouraged to use primary sources. Please use internet sources with caution. All sources must be cited using Chicago Style guide. Due May 24 at 8:15 am.

5.14    B 55 mins.

The Seventies

Okie from Muskogee

For What It’s Worth

Rebel Nights

NYC in the 70s

Rebel, Rebel--David Bowie

Walk on the Wild Side--Lou Reed

Laurel Canyon in the 70s

Jimmy Carter’s Crisis of Confidence speech

5.16-17    Research