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Thread #155501 Message #3951494
Posted By: Phil Cooper
18-Sep-18 - 10:46 PM
Thread Name: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
I was substitute teaching a history class a couple years ago and the era was the late 1960's. I was starting high school around then. I told the kids in class that a big concern of ours was the draft and the Viet Nam war. I did sing them a verse of Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation. One kid asked if I was a hippy back then. I said only on weekends. Then mentioned for the summer of love thing I was just 14 years old and a little too straight laced for all that (I made up for lost time in college in the mid 70's). I did mention being at a peace demonstration in Chicago the weekend after Kent State happened, and that I didn't dare tell my parents that I was there.