Social Movements and Organizations of the 1960s, 70s and 80s

Griot: Dawson Barrett

Photo and Copy Editor: Fran Kaplan

 

The 1960s saw an upsurge in civil rights and other organizations promoting freedom and equality for blacks and women.

The 1970s brought a backlash against those movements by well-funded and well-placed organizations of the Right seeking more freedom for corporations and a return to traditional roles for women.

In the 1980’s, hip-hop and punk rock music expressed anger at “The Power” through their lyrics instead of through actions to change laws.

 

Prominent Civil Rights Movement Organizations:

 

Other 1960s Era Organizations:

 

1970s “New Right” Organizations:

 

1980s Hip-hop / Punk Rock Artists:

 

 

Dawson Barrett is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He recently taught a history course on American activism and countercultures in the post-1960s period.