Hippies in the 1960's
The hippie movement originally began in 1960 primarily in Greenwich Village, New York City and the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco. Most hippies during this time were young Americans who were of age to attend college and universities. The word Hippie actually originated from the common saying "I'm hip to whats going on". Many of the famous celebrities and musicians of this time played major leadership roles in this hippie sub-culture. The hippie movement, which eventually spanned across multiple countries, hit its popularity between 1967 - 1969 during which such famous events as the Summer of Love, the legendary Woodstock Festival, and the demonstrations at People's Park and other locations around San Francisco and Berkeley.
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