The Sixties was quite the revolutionary decade.
Looking back, it seems almost unbelievable that the social issues raised during this decade were significant enough to warrant change, but, we have evolved and become a better culture as a result of the social movements of strong leaders during this decade.
Acceptance of Homosexuality , equal rights for women? Oh yes, I remember it well. And wondered why people just couldn’t get past their biases and deal with it?
But no, we had ubiquitous marches, speeches, rallies etc, to address these and other causes and, eventually, sanity prevailed and equality for all was finally realized.
However, like the racial tensions, we still have carry -over of these biases – even now into the 21st Century. Progress has been made but these inherent biases run deep and continue to infiltrate generations to follow. Pretty sad.
Also, movies developed the now widely accepted Ratings System, allowing directors free reign to explore their creative side without worry about offending their audience. Movie-goers now had a choice to attend these movies based on their ratings and younger audiences were protected.
The Emmy-nominated series, The Sixties, airs on Thursday, August 7th at 9:00 PM on CNN.
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