Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pinterest Battle of the Decades - the 1960's

The tumultuous 1960's. The decade of my birth. The decade of John F. Kennedy, the Beatles, the moon landing, Woodstock and Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. It is also the decade of the Vietnam War and the assassinations of  John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy. Were the sixties the best decade? Check out the Pinterest boards below and remember the decade that was the 60's.

1) This board by Patty Morris features an excellent array of 1960's memories. I especially like the picture of the woman holding up a newspaper reporting the death of JFK.

2) This terrific board by Pamela Butler features over 200 pins that represent the 60's very well. The Romper Room button brought back memories.

3) These next two boards stand out because of their focus on the historical events of the decade. First is this board by Anna McGonical which features some very powerful images and newspaper headlines. I am especially drawn to the image of Ruby Bridges.

4) The next board with a historical focus is this one from Jennifer Bernhard. This board has detailed detailed description below many of the images which provides a better learning experience to anyone who wants more information. I appreciate all the historic references and the inclusion of many videos.

5) The final board, by Linda van den Bosch, will have you scrolling through over 400 pins of images from the 1960's. It is a very thorough trip through the decade and her captions provide a personal touch.

While I was born in the 60's, I was too young to remember anything. The 50's and the 60's are often spoken in such reverence by people who were alive at the time. The 60's were unique in that the beginning of the decade was so unlike the end in terms of music, fashion, and culture. America changed a great deal over those ten years. Were the sixties the best decade? You tell me. Exercise your right to vote by picking the best decade.

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