Standing Up and Sitting Down: Protests and Dissent in the 1960s and Beyond
During the Vietnam conflict, battles on the homefront went beyond anti-war protests. Activists gathered in support of many cultural movements: civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights, rights for students and workers, and protections for the environment. University of Missouri-Kansas City history professors Rebecca Davis and Sandra Enriquez examine those protests of the ’60s and compare them with those of today.
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