The War at Home

Time Magazine Issue "At War with War' in 1969

Time Magazine Issue “At War with War’ in 1969

Another war was brewing within the boarders of the United States as a rise against government actions both at home and abroad. Citizens grew tired of the American involvement, particularly in Vietnam while unrest in the south as racial tensions reached an all-time high.

 

 

 

 

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Anti-segregation protester being sprayed with high-pressured water hoses in Alabama, 1963. Photo by Charles Moore

Protest erupted across the U.S. shouting for equal rights for both minorities and women, actions against the war in Vietnam and the government in general. While President Johnson had wanted the Great Society as his biggest domestic achievement, that did not stop civil unrest in the south.

 

 

 

 

The decade also saw a counter-culture movement that went against the 1950s ideals of the American dream and Johnson’s Great Society that was thought by some as merely a distant dream. Instead, frustrated Americans the love, sex, drugs, music and peace.

Jan Rose Kasmir  confronting National Guard troops. Photo by Marc Riboud

Jan Rose Kasmir confronting National Guard troops. Photo by Marc Riboud

Group Santana performing at the Woodstock Festival. Click to read more.

Group Santana performing at the Woodstock Festival. Click to read more.

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