Saturday hippie: Civil rights

So much of the hippie experience grew out of the earlier civil rights movement.

And then there was a parting of the ways.

It’s one more element of the Hippie Trails saga.

What were your experiences? What can be done today?

Civil rights~*~

Hippies came – and still come – in all varieties. Saturday Hippie is a weekly feature that highlights a counterculture awareness and spirit, including a vision of a harmonious global commonwealth on the horizon. The work and the lessons didn’t end in the ’60s and ’70s. Here’s to the Revolution, near and far.


2 thoughts on “Saturday hippie: Civil rights”

  1. I lived (still do) in the Deep South and well remember segregation. My family was once removed from a Florida beach by the police because we had an African American with us. My father (we’re white, by the way) publicly proclaimed his belief that Dr. Martin Luther King was a prophet of God. As a teenager, I played the piano for a gospel choir made up of Black teenagers with whom I couldn’t go to school because the schools remained segregated until 1969. So, my family wasn’t typical, and my parents (who surprisingly ended up being conservative Republicans) were labelled as “communists.” Go figure. As an adult I worked for several years as a civil rights investigator after I moved to South Bend, IN and was a member of the local chapter of the NAACP. Today, I am a History teacher on both the high school and college levels, and much, much more than other teachers around here I emphasize the injustice and oppression throughout U.S. history and the varying movements for peace and justice for all peoples.

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