Themes

The twenty-year span of the 60s & 70s was a time of intense change—a social phenomenon with many moving parts. These two decades can blur in one’s memory, making it difficult to locate your place in the midst of its complexity.

To provide you, the writer, a more specific context of those times, we’ve identified five main themes from a women’s perspective. The photos, resources, books, media, and links are not comprehensive, but representative. We hope to stimulate your memories as you connect, recall, and research your unique history! Begin by clicking on each theme.

Notes from the Underground: Early 60s

Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out: Hippie Counterculture

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: Feminism and Women’s Rights

Social Unrest: Political Movements

Age of Aquarius: Spiritual and Human Potential Movements