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In the mid-1960s, the hippie counterculture developed in the United States, initially focused around civil rights demonstrations and anti-Vietnam War protests. Hippies' antiviolent, free love ethos sprang from the concept of "flower power," which advocated for peace, not war.
Which beatnik poet popularized the flower power concept of nonviolent antiwar protesting?
Beat poet and counterculture leader Allen Ginsberg propagated the "flower power" concept while helping organize a November 1965 protest against the Vietnam War in Berkeley, Calif.
In 1967, thousands of hippies gathered together to try to levitate what iconic building?
On Oct. 21, 1967, more than 100,000 demonstrators gathered in Washington D.C. to protest the Vietnam War, and a group of hippies attempted to levitate the Pentagon building. They were, not surprisingly, unsuccessful.
What event in San Francisco signaled the beginning of the end of the psychedelic lifestyle in the 1960s?
The "Death of the Hippie" parade.
In a public display of disenchantment with the psychedelic lifestyle and the mainstreaming of the hippie movement, a funeral parade mourning the "Death of the Hippie" marched through the Haight-Ashbury district on October 6, 1967.
The death of Allen Ginsberg.
The closing of the Psychedelic Shop in Haight-Ashbury.
Who told hippies to "tune in, turn on and drop out" at the 1967 Human Be-In gathering at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park?
LSD guru and ex-Harvard professor Timothy Leary famously told the hippie masses at the Human Be-In to "tune in, turn off and drop out," urging them to drop out of school and pursue the psychedelic lifestyle.
Along with Allen Ginsberg, what other famous author helped shepherd the early hippie movement?
Author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters experimented heavily with psychedelic drugs and organized the Acid Test gatherings. Tom Wolfe documented Kesey's acid antics in his book "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test."
What was the popular name for the thousands of young adults who flocked to San Francisco during the Summer of Love?
Riffing the line "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair," from Scott Mackenzie's 1967 hit "San Francisco," people referred to the San Francisco transplants as flower children.