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Thread #77597 Message #1386954
Posted By: Bill D
24-Jan-05 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: If You Were There...The Sixties
Subject: RE: If You Were There...The Sixties
yep...I remember the 60s, though we didn't get the full effect of them in Kansas....the early 60s were discovering folk music and having real Hootenannies, the mid to late 60s were returning to college and getting up to my neck in the civil rights movement, including 2 trips to Mississippi...and, like annamil, meeting Alan Ginsberg, who spent a week or so in Kansas while crossing the country(fall of 68, I think)...(he spoke to our philosophy class, gave a talk in the student union, came to a couple of parties, and 'enlivened' a little coffee house downtown. I have detailed this before..a super-search on "Ginsberg" would get you stories)
My personal life was busy enough that I never even came close to immersion in the hippie culture, but boy, what interesting waves of it lapped around my knees at times!