Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
impatient with the nation's chronic poverty and cold war politics
met with students, agreed not to press charges, and seemed set to grant them a small space on campus for political activity
a Freedom Summer volunteer and philosphy student, explained that the free speech movement wanted more than just the right to conduct political activity on campus
the "Summer of Love"
the population of the Haight-Ashbury district swelled by 75,000 as youthful adventureers gathered for the most celebrated "be-in" of the era
"Mayor Warns Hippies to Stay Out of Town"
San Francisco Chronicle headline; masses of long-haried young men and women dressed in bell-bottoms and tie-dyed T-shirts congregated in "the Haight" to listen to music, take drugs, and "be" with each other.
urged young people to "turn on, tune in, drop out" and also advocted the mass production and distribution of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), which was not criminalized until 1968
rock 'n' roll music had begun to express a deliberate generational identity, a trend that gained momentum with the ermergence of the Britsh rock group
Peter, Paul, and Mary, Phil Ochs, and Judy Collins, as well as Joan Baeze
continued to serve the voice of protest
opened with "freedom", and performers including Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Santana, and The Grateful Dead among others entertained the crowd.
the Dow Chemical Company
manufacturers of napalm, a form of jellied gasoline often used against civilians in Vietnam, sent job recruiters to the University of Wisconsin at Madison despite warnings that a group of students would try to prevent them from conducting interviews
appeared on NBC's Meet the Press, expressed his concern that "authorities in Hanoi" might conclude, incorrectly, that the majority of Americans didn't back their president and that "the net effect of these demonstrations will be to prolong the war, not to shorten it."
Daniel and Philip Berrigan
raided the offices of the draf board in Catonsville, Maryland in May 1968 and poured homemade napalm over records
Selective Service System
gave deferments to college students and to workers in selected occupations while recruiting hard in poor communities by advertising the armed forces as a provider of vocational training and social mobility.
"Armed Farces Day"
many G.I's were putting peace symbols on their combat helmets, joining antiwar demonstrations, and staging their own events
"No Gook Ever Called Me ******"
some openly complained about being asked to fight "a white man's war" and emblazoned their helments with this slogan