The upheavals and social disturbances that characterized the 1960s–clashes of generations, races, genders, cultural values, and political beliefs–appeared to have no end. Slogans from the movements became rallying cries: Yippie, Women’s Lib, Silent Majority, Black Power, States’ Rights, Make Love Not War, Generation Gap, and No Grapes. Arrowhead Films produced the historical videos for a new exhibit at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum that documents the radical movements of the 1960s.
Arrowhead Films Executive Producer Richard Gaylord has created 45 video segments like this one which serve as the focal point for each section of the exhibit. “This was a big project that involved a ton of research and tracking down hours of archival footage. Having attended college in the late 60s and being drafted during the Vietnam War, these stories were very close to me,” said Gaylord.
Sandor Cohen is the exhibit curator. “The social and political divisions that existed in the 1960s are hard to imagine today,” said Cohen. “But we, as a nation, survived this traumatic time…proving, once again, that freedom of expression is our greatest and most enduring strength.” The exhibit will continue through January 2, 2012.