The American Dream Exhibit

The American Dream in the 1960's

 The American Dream in the '60's was peace, freedom, and equality. America was going through major changes in the 1960's. They were involved the Vietnam war, which sparked many famous anti- war protests.   Many Americans were also fighting for equal rights, especially African Americans and women.  Martin Luther King Jr.  gave his "I Have  a Dream" speech when he marched for African Americans' freedom and women fought for equal rights as they began to enter the workforce.

Dream Variations  
by Langston Hughes

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done.
Then rest at cool evening
Beneath a tall tree
While night comes on gently,
Dark like me-- That is my dream!
To fling my arms wide In the face of the sun,
Dance! Whirl! Whirl! Till the quick day is done.
Rest at pale evening . . . A tall, slim tree . . . Night coming tenderly Black like me.