Emeritus history Professor Bill Andrews returns to share with us the pivotal events of 1969. This pivotal date was on the cusp of the seventies and massive change for American society. The space program climaxed with finally landing an astronaut on the moon and safely returning the crew of three to the Earth. The Vietnam war raged on with no end insight although President Nixon promised to end the hopelessly difficult conflict. Finally in the summer of 1969, students staged the biggest rock concert of all time, Woodstock. the supposedly paid event turned into a free event when the students broke down the gates and flooded in. Max Yasgar allowed his farm to be the meeting place for hundreds of thousands of hippies. People died and were born there and the music played night and day all weekend.
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