The Hippies are Coming! The Hippies are Coming!

24 Jul

The Carnegie Branch Library has arranged a display that illustrates and contextualizes the period of 1968-1972, when “long-hairs,” “freaks,” and “transients” flooded the local population. Invasion of the Hippies is a multimedia retrospective including photos, artifacts, and interviews from the Maria Rogers Oral History Program. Complementing the physical showcase is a 30-minute movie created from oral-history excerpts and photo images.

Oral history perfectly suits the library’s retrospective, bringing voice to the different people and perspectives emerging from that time of high tension AND flower power.

 

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