The decade of Civil Rights, the women's movement, the environmental movement, and JFK turns 50 this year. That same decade was also the era of Woodstock, Kent State, Apollo 11, and Andy Warhol.
As Mark Green points out in a recent blog for the Huffington Post -- and his upcoming book on the subject -- the Sixties sculpted America's contemporary cultural and political landscape in profound ways:
Whatever happens in the 2010 and even 2012 elections, there's no going back to a pre-Sixties moment when women usually didn't or couldn't work outside the home, blacks registered to vote at a small fraction of the rate of whites, consumers drove dangerous cars because "safety doesn't sell," and companies used rivers for garbage disposal.
On the golden anniversary of the decade that defined a generation, the Huffington Post hopes to map your memories. For those that were there, what are your most salient memories from the Sixties? For those who weren't, how does the legacy of the Sixties define politics and society in 2010? How should the Sixties be remembered today?
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