In the summer of 1967, hippies from across North America and beyond, gathered at San Francisco, and finally caught the media’s eye. The hippie phenomenon had been gaining steam for sometime, with the youth wanting to cast off conservative social values and experiment with drugs. The USA was in political turmoil as it was in the midst of the Vietnam War.
The year came to be termed ‘summer of love’ was an outlet for the young hippies to spread their message of love, peace and kindness.
Now, 50 years later, the De Young Museum in San Francisco is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the summer of love and hope to spread the same message of love. “The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll,” puts up for scrutiny one of the most important decades in American history.
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Updated Date: Apr 19, 2017 18:09:36 IST