Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Timeline: United States: 1960s

1960s: The Second Wave

The 1960s in America was one of the country's most turbulent decades. JFK was elected president, then assassinated; the Vietnam War; Marilyn Monroe's suicide; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s rise to power and then assassination; Black Panther movement; Malcolm X's assassination; countless war protests; Robert F. Kennedy's assassination; Stonewall riots; Woodstock; Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon.

Amidst all this, the 1960s saw the re-kindling of female radicalism in the U.S. with the more

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