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Liza Mills

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Protesting in the streets

Many people think hippies with flowers in their hair were at the heart of the antiwar movement. However, antiwar protesters and hippies were usually two different groups.

  • Hippies prioritized spiritual enlightenment, community building, drugs, and rock-and-roll.
  • Hippies were indifferent or opposed to activists' political organizing.
  • Hippies hoped to change America by seceding from established institutions, not by reforming them.
  • Hippies disregarded popular norms and instead looked inward for peace and wisdom.

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Perspective | Five myths about hippies

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