Social Protest

There were too many names, events, and causes to list here—one is

reminded of the 1953 movie, The Wild One, where a motorcycle-riding rebel played by Marlon Brando roars into a small California town hellbent for destruction. An impressionable young woman looks admiringly at Brando and asks, "What are you rebelling against?" Brando looks off in the distance and replies: "What do you got?" It seemed as if every festering injustice, every perceived inequality was suddenly ripe for examination and protest, and innumerable committees, organizations, and parties sprang up to address a wide variety of social concerns. Some of the more pressing and vocal issues were women's rights, the environment, gay liberation, students' rights to free speech and protest, and the ordinary citizen's right to assemble and demonstrate.

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