Life Magazine called the 1960s “A Divided Decade” that defied efforts to classify and label it. There was a feeling of hope and optimism as old barriers of race, gender and lifestyle began to break down. At the same time, a wave of violence and unrest was sweeping across the US. LIFE Magazine’s stories captured the hope and cynicism that were the hallmark of a tumultuous decade. The political scene alone, with the space race, civil rights movement, feminist movement, anti-war movement, Cuban Missile Crisis, the Watts race riots and the assassinations of President Kennedy, Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been enough but they also covered the cultural revolution - from The Beatles to communes to Woodstock and Peanuts
One of the most important stories that LIFE Magazine would ever cover was the Vietnam War. From sending photographers to the front line to covering the stories of draft dodgers and deserters, LIFE Magazines during the 1960s explored every aspect of the most highly televised conflict in history. One of LIFE’s most memorable stories was from an issue published on June 27, 1969. Editor-in-chief Hedley Donovan approved a yearbook-like spread of photos of the 242 soldiers who died in Vietnam between May 28 and June 3. That feature did what the editor hoped - it burned into the American consciousness the young faces of the men who fought in South East Asia
JFK is one of the World Leaders that have inspired me and is someone I always looked up to.
That's why the @unionoysterhouse in Boston, MA is definitely a must visit because it is one of President JFK's favorite restaurants.
Also 2 of my favorite quotes are from him.