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The 1960s were a thrilling if turbulent era in American history. From the Civil Rights Movement to the birth of counterculture, the '60s saw the baby boom generation usher in changes to the political and cultural landscape that still reverberate through our society today. This memorial site was created to honor and remember the people who defined the decade.
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1960s Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Verdelle Bellamy

Verdelle Brim Bellamy became a pioneer in nursing, but she never wanted any limelight. Amid the civil rights protests of the 1960s, Bellamy quietly joined the ranks of students who broke racial barriers in colleges around the South. In 1963 – the year of the March on Washington and when four girls were killed in a church bombing in her hometown of Birmingham, Bellamy became one of the first two black students to graduate from Emory University, where she received a master's degree in nursing...
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Guy Carawan Obituary (AP News)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Guy Carawan, a folk ...

Andy Ramirez Obituary (statesman)

He organized labor strikes in the 1960s, helped...

Juanita Nelson Obituary (gazettenet)

GREENFIELD - Juanita (Morrow) Nelson, 91, died...

Reies Lopez Tijerina Obituary (elpasotimes)

Reies Lopez Tijerina, the controversial...

Cosimo Figliomeni Obituary (ToledoBlade)

FIGLIOMENI Cosimo Cosimo Figliomeni died...

Jimmy Ruffin Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer...

John Doar Obituary (AP News)

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Doar, who as a top Justice...

Elsie Semon Obituary (StarLedger)

Elsie Siegel Semon Short HIlls grandmother...

Jetie Wilds Obituary (tbo)

TAMPA - Political activist Jetie B. Wilds Jr....

Ian Paisley Obituary (AP News)

DUBLIN (AP) - The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive...

Teenie Hodges Obituary (AP News)

Teenie Hodges, the diminutive guitarist and "Take...

Maxine Powell Obituary (AP News)

MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT...

Lew Wood Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lew Wood, who marched with...

Roland Vories Obituary (NKY)

VORIES Roland T. Vories, 95 of Newport,...

Virginia Johnson Obituary (AP News)

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Virginia Johnson, part of the...

Ray Manzarek Obituary (AP News)

Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock...

Conrad Bain Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) - Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and...

Ned Wertimer Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph...

Lawrence Guyot Obituary (AP News)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawrence Guyot, a civil rights...

Pacifico Geronimo Obituary (ToledoBlade)

GERONIMO Pacifico San Luis 1920-2012 ...

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