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Protest became a part of the culture on the 1960s New forms of entertainment that were rooted in rebellion were becoming increasingly popular These new forms of music mirrored the climate of the counter culture The norm in American at that time was big flash Las Vegas style New Performers like Bob Dylan came to change that by using music as a form of protest The coffee house culture was born White students began to mingle with black students new ideas were disseminated new values were created and prejudices were dissembled The black protests of the early 60s would later become the blueprint for white student activism Freedom summer was organized and whites began to take an increased role in the Movement The long-standing policy of academic in loco parentis which treated students like children was now being challenged The freedom of speech movement in Berkeley California is motivated by three factors the Kennedy assassination the Cuba missile crisisrevolution and the black sit ins of the south This was the start of the youth rebellion in earnest Any and all institutions were now being questioned Any entity with control over the lives of real people was questioned The Hippies and student radicals of the 1960s broke with the 1950s notion of life Student protesters tried to change everything from class scheduling to campus politics At this time appearances became misleading A total reversal of the public conservatism of the 50s was in the making Long hair came into fashion For people within the counterculture it was a flag of rebellion an act of defiance Short hair meant conformity the establishment and everything the 50s stood for Long hair also had strong erotic overtones Largely the counterculture was based on eroticism Free love was the total destruction of the 1950s conventions concerning sex 1950s American apart from a small cultural arena stifled sex At the height of the sexual revolution the birth control pill was released
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