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    San Francisco Essay

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    other hand, the Haight district is the significant of the 60s hippie culture.| The Haight is also known as Haight-Ashbury which names memorialize two of the early San Francisco leaders: Henry Haight and Monroe Ashbury. Henry Haight was an well-known American exchange banker and he is also the uncle of the tenth governor of California Henry Huntly Haight. Herb Caen was a journalist. He is the one who first popularize the term “hippie” in San Francisco. Hippies had their counterculture ideals so they created their own communities and embraced the sexual revolution. Using of drugs did not make people have good impression of them. Their point is to explore altered states of consciousness (ASC), which means fully focus on their own mental activity, a certain conception, or physical sensation,. Hippie culture grew fast since the 1960s, influencing popular music, television, film, and many other forms of arts. The Haight is only 10 minutes away from the Castro, but they have totally different feelings. Counterculture ideals, drugs, and music were the soul of the Haight district’s hippie community. Psychedelic Shop opened on January 3, 1996, which offered hippies a place to purchase marijuana and Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Marijuana has been defined as a social drug of youthful subculture, and certainly not new for the Haight district. The Psychedelic Shop was located in the heart of the Haight, so the entire hippie community had easy access to drugs. But the Haight today is…

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    and, endeavored to revolutionize American values with their ideas (Haight-Asbury Beat of a Generation). As a result of the teenage desire to defy authority’s standards, the youth of the United States began fleeing to parts of the country which embraced “sexual liberation,” (Bhaddock), drug use, and pacifism. Haight-Ashbury is perhaps the most prominent example of a congregation of members of the counterculture movement. Many of these young hopefuls fleeing to the District were runaways,…

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    the first time. Hippies promoted free love as the ability to be with whomever you wish, whenever you wish; this was commonly stigmatized. They thought of love as a way to combat the societal ills of gender inequality, racial discrimination and war. The largest display of free love came in 1967 during the hippie orchestrated Summer of Love. Thousands of individuals traveled to San Francisco in order to experiment with drugs, establish new communities, and spread their practices of love with one…

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    1960's Fashion Trends

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    The Sixties was a time of thriving youth culture and youth fashion, which had already begun in the late fifties. In the west, the youth was benefiting from the post-war industrial boom, and had no problem finding work with the extra cash they earned. Many were able to spend more and began to redress themselves accordingly. The 1960’s era was a time that was notorious for its technology and innovation. This 1960’s era was booming with creativity. People started to venture outside of the…

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    The hippie movement Cameron Hoskinson Good afternoon, today I’ll be talking about the hippie movement. The Hippie Movement had a prominent impact on the view of American culture and society throughout the 60 and 70’s. This subculture influenced Americans perspectives into how their attitudes are towards sex, drugs, political and social beliefs. The Hippies helped to make America's culture more open. They helped, for example, move the culture towards more of an acceptance of different…

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    THE HIPPIES CHALLENGED THE SOCIAL STRUCTURES AND VALUES OF AMERICA IN THE 1960’S A ‘hippie’ can be defined as someone of an alternative appearance and typically ‘associated with a subculture involving the rejection of conventional values.’ The hippies challenged various aspects of American society in the 1960’s, including their mainstream culture and ‘The Establishment.’ They ‘believed the dominant mainstream culture was corrupt and inherently flawed and sought to replace it with a utopian…

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    In the 1960s Hippies were the counterculture people who rebelled because they rejected established institutions, criticized middle class values, opposed nuclear weapons, the Vietnam war and many other topics. They were very well known all around the world, and the rebellion was known as the Hippie movement. Then their style choice in clothing spread throughout many countries around the world. Hippie fashion was very popular because of the diverse pieces of clothing, the famous people that wore…

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    Jimi Hendrix Influence

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    “I stumbled upon the philosopher’s stone, I had the veil of illusion pulled back, and was confronted by the levels of energy and many realms of consciousness which were available to man. I opened the Pandora’s box of multiple realities.”- Timothy Leary. Timothy Leary was a very important person in the psychedelic culture of San Francisco, California in the 1960’s. I would like to focus this essay on the music and culture, as I personally enjoy these things and the music to this very day. No…

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    Essay On Woodstock

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    A Look Back at Woodstock In evaluating the generations, the Baby Boomers are often looked upon as the “hippies”, love children, and peaceful protesters (not to mention avid drug users). While these statements are typically true of the Baby Boomers, another thing instantly comes to mind when they are brought up: Woodstock. Woodstock was a 3-day festival that occurred in Bethel, New York in August of 1969 with nearly half a million attendees. Famed for its stellar lineup and notorious amounts of…

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    news articles, journal entries, letters to the editors, and personal works to inform readers about the seventies and eighties. In a specific article “The “Hashbury” is the Capital of the Hippies,” published in the New York Times Magazine on May 14, 1967 Thompson showed his experiences of what Height Ashbury was like, and told his predictions about what would happen when the 100,000 new hippies came into the city. Thompson’s purpose was to inform readers about what was happening in Height…

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