This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Summer of Love. Now is a good time to remember what it was all about.
In the summer of 1967 over 100,000 young people converged in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury for what has become known as The Summer of Love.
They were called hippies and flower children. They were dismissed as freaks and peaceniks.
But what they imagined together began changing the world. The music, the creativity, and the community created something incredibly special, unforgettable, and important.
It was the awakening of a generation who began focusing on the environment, on social justice and on peace. That inspiring and positive work continues today.
We need to look at those stories again, with fresh eyes. Now is the time.
Now more than ever America needs a good dose of The Summer of Love.