This exhibit was displayed at Booth Library September 9-November 20, 2014About the Exhibit
Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s was an exhibit series designed to provide students and citizens of our region with insights into a wide range of aspects of life in the United States during this eventful, turbulent decade.
Booth Library hosted several staff-produced exhibits on topics including visual arts, literature, fashion, music, science and technology, political and social movements, and other broad themes. Programs included panel discussions, film screenings, performances and a fashion show.
Program sponsors: Booth Library, Illinois State Library, Illinois Humanities Council, Tarble Arts Center, WEIU Radio, EIU Center for the Humanities, Coles County Arts Council, and the Charleston and Mattoon public libraries. Community partners: Mattoon Arts Council and the Mattoon High School Art Department.
Browse the 2014 – Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s Collections:
- Opening Reception
- The Spirit of Motown
- The Other Side of the 60s: Hidden Dimensions of One of America's Most Significant Decades
- Global Diplomacy in the 1960s
- Dawn of the Dead: The Grateful Dead and the Rise and Fall of the San Francisco Underground
- Neglected Promises Realized: The First Amendment Comes of Age in the 60s
- "Fantastic" Sitcoms of the 1960s: "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Bewitched"
- Then and Now: Remembering the 1960s
- Extravaganza of the 1960s Fashion, Music and Dance!
- Free Radicals: An Exploration of Experimental Film
- Looking Toward the Future: Math and Science Curricula in the 1960s
- Readings from "Nam: Things That Weren't True and Other Stories, Some Funny – Some Sad" by Robert McGowan
- Book Power: 1960s Multicultural Children's Literature
- Songs from "Carnival"
- Revisiting the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s: Any Lessons for a New Social Movement?
- Talking 'Bout a Revolution: Scientific Research Development in the 1960s
- War on Poverty: Social and Political Conditions
- Jazz in the 1960s: Divergence of Styles
- Reflections on 60s Music
- From Pop Art to Op Art /Reflections on 60s Music Redux
- 1960s Restaurant and Food Trends: Modern Day Influences
- A Phoenix Rising: American Indian Activism in the 1960s