United By Conflict

The Tumultuous 60s

An Antropological Exhibit

“519 XUK 1960 Westfalia SO23” by Karen Roe is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

A turbulent Time

The 1960s was one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history. The era was marked by the Vietnam War and antiwar protests, countercultural movements, political and racially motivated assassinations, the Cold War, and the Space Race. 

“Disarray” by H. Duncan is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Key Sociocultural Factors

A color visual representation of sociocultural factors during the sixties is provided below. The photographs acknowledge what most would like to think of as America’s growing pains. The photographs below explore sociocultural trends and events. An interesting visual comparison between the sixties and today is made. All of the images were provided by Creative Commons and are cited below the image.

SUBURBAN HOUSING

1960s

“1960s housing estate, Currie, suburban Edinburgh” by M J Richardson is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Today

“Pleasant View housing development” by Sam Beebe is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

FAMILY LIFE

1960s

“Family in Hatfield Early 1960s” by samsaundersbristol is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Today

“The Modern Family” by Tobyotter is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

PRESIDENT

1960s

“Honolulu, July 20, 1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson…” by manhhai is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Today

“Joe Biden” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS

1960s

“Kennedy’s funeral services card” by manhhai is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Today

“2021 storming of the United States Capitol DSC09254-2 (50820534063) (retouched)” by Tyler Merbler from USA is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

VIETNAM/UKRAINE WAR

1960s

“Vietnam War 1968 – US – Napolm Strike..” by manhhai is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Today

“Anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine (War Ukraine)” by Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

FIELD HOSPITALS

1960s

“09-8147-1” by NavyMedicine is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.

Today

“United States Provides $7.6 Million Dollar Military Field Hospital to Ukraine on August 18, 2015” by usembassykyiv is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.

HIPPY CULTURE

1960s

“Hippies” by edlf2005 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Today

“Hippie Dancer” by Richard Elzey is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

FEMINISM

1960s

“Women’s Rights Protesters 1960s – Equal pay for equal work” by Diego Sideburns is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Today

“Who needs feminism?” by Laura Forest is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

CIVIL RIGHTS

1960s

“Statue of Protester with Signage – National Civil Rights Museum – Downtown Memphis – Tennessee – USA” by Adam Jones, Ph.D. – Global Photo Archive is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Today

“Million Man March in Washington DC Oct 10, 2015” by Vision Planet Media is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

COLD WAR/NUCLEAR THREAT

1960s

“Family Fallout Shelter…” by national museum of american history is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Today

“File:Ded Moroz visits children in Donetsk bomb shelter, 6 January 2015 (4).jpg” by «Правда ДНР / Pravda DPR» information portal official Youtube channel is licensed under CC BY 3.0.

SPACE RACE

1960s

“Apollo 11 on Launch Pad (NASA, Moon, 6/18/09)” by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Today

“SpaceX Demo-2 Launch (NHQ202005300057)” by NASA HQ PHOTO is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

United States' Evolution

The nation came together in the 1960s as a result of conflict. As a nation we are more divided than ever today. Many of issues that plagued sixties’ society continue. How much have we really evolved? what have we learned? have we changed? For black and white visual reflection’s of the sixties visit the exhibit.

“1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible” by Crown Star Images is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

SIXTIES TRENDS

Trends are any form of collective behavior that develops within a culture, a generation, or a social group in which a group of people enthusiastically follow an impulse for a short period. Sociocultural trends include income, housing, transportation, architecture, interior design, activities, popular hang outs spots, and Fashion. 

Visit 60s Trends

““Postcard: S.S. Lady Alexandra, c.1960” by blizzy63 is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.