50 Year Anniversary Summer of Love

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This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love movement in San Francisco, California. This movement originates when the young people of California and the United States start questioning the status-quo of social inequality, freedom of speech, consumerism, Vietnam War,  youth rights and liberty, and the right to do as I please.

The movement initiates late 1966, by January 1967 the original influencers gathered in Golden Gate Park on a beautiful sunny day and everything indicated that there was a revolution brewing the sorts that no one had ever seen. City officials, California government and the Haight/Ashbury community had to brace for impact and new there was no turning back to what was about to happen by summer’s time.  And, that’s exactly what happened. Over one hundred thousand youngsters arrived in masses starting summer time on school break.

The rest is history and well depicted in this documentary. Peace and enjoy

 

Source: KQED PBS