Chicago in the Sixties Neal Samors

ISBN: 9780978866303

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Chicago in the Sixties  by  Neal Samors

Chicago in the Sixties by Neal Samors
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Chicago in the Sixties: Remembering a Time of Change is a book about the cityduring two decades. One began in 1960 as a continuation of life during the1950s and lasted until around 1965. Then, as if a tornado roared through thearea, the periodMoreChicago in the Sixties: Remembering a Time of Change is a book about the cityduring two decades. One began in 1960 as a continuation of life during the1950s and lasted until around 1965. Then, as if a tornado roared through thearea, the period from 1965 into the 1970s shifted dramatically in its social,economic and political directions.

The citys residents became more aware ofchanges that impacted life in city and suburban n eighborhoods, includingnational and international events like the Vietnam War and the Civil RightsMovement. This is a book of memories provided by 80 interviewees andcomplemented with 150 duotone photographs.

The introduction to the book iswritten by Bob Sirott of NBC-TV, Channel 5.Anyone who lived in the Chicago area during the 1960s will remember theoverwhelming popularity of Dick Biondi and Clark Weber at WLS-AM, the visits tothe city by the Beatles, the 1963 NFL Champion Chicago Bears, the 1967snowstorm, the controversy surrounding the construction of the new campus of theUniversity of Illinois-Chicago, the 1963 assassination of President John F.Kennedy and the 1968 assassinations of Dr.

Martin Luther King and Senator RobertKennedy, the events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention, andwhen men first walked on the Moon. These, and so many other events seeminglyhappened in such quick succession tha t, during the 60s, it was difficult tocollect our collective breaths.The interviewees in the book include Shelley Berman, Dick Biondi, RichardChristiansen, Joel Daly, U.S. Representatives Danny Davis and Janice Schakowsky,Judge Richard Elrod, Jackie Grimshaw, Glenn Hall, Hugh Hefner, Ken Holtzman,Walter Jacobson, Reverent Jesse Jackson, Marilyn Katz, Johnny Red Kerr, RickKogan, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Mangegna, Newton and Jo Minow, Sandra Pesmen, WilliamPetersen, Harold Ramis, Gale Sayers, Gary Sinise and Lois Wille.



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