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1960s Coloring Pages and Pictures and Information About The 1960s
History of the 1960s
Learn 1960s culture and history through coloring pages, photos, music of the era along with videos. The 1960s saw the first moonwalk, established the hippie culture and was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King.
John F. Kennedy was voted President of the United States and the Beatles revolutionized American music.
Travel back to a time when people were groovy and tie die shirts were the rage. All you need are some coloring supplies.
Astronaut on the moon image by NASA and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Ed g2s.
1960s Peace Sign
The peace sign was the image for the 60s decade. Although it originated in Great Britain in 1958 for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the symbol migrated to the United States in the 1960s and became the symbol of the Peace Movement.
It was particularly popular with hippies and anti-war supporters. The circular image could be found on clothing, buttons and jewelry, while the hand version was used as a greeting.
Peace sign image courtesy of WPClipart.
Peace Coloring Pages
Peace sign image courtesy of WPClipart.
Peace image courtesy of WPClipart.
Presidents of the 1960s
Dwight D. Eisenhower's reign as President was coming to an end at the beginning on the 1960s. One of the all time most popular Presidents was John F. Kennedy who became President in 1961, only to have his term cut short when he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.
As Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson stepped into the role of President until 1969 when Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States.
President John F. Kennedy image by Cecil Stoughton with the current image uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Rafael Wiki.
Dwight Eisenhower Coloring Page
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
The 34th President of the United States.
John F. Kennedy Coloring Page
- John F. Kennedy
The 35th President of the United States.
Lyndon B. Johnson Coloring Page
- Lyndon B. Johnson
The 36th President of the United States.
Richard Nixon Coloring Page
- Richard M. Nixon
The 38th President of the United States.
In the 1960s, bread was the slang word for money.
Money Coloring Page
Money coloring page is courtesy of WPClipart.
Popular TV Shows in the 1960s
The 1960s was the cause of many classic TV shows. Back then, channels were limited. There was no cable or satellite TV.
The Ed Sullivan Show was a popular variety series, while I've Got a Secret was a much viewed game show. Westerns like Bonanza captured audiences attention and Peyton Place gave viewers a soap opera fix.
Science fiction fans became hooked on Star Trek and many comedies made their way into viewers homes including The Addams Family, The Beverly Hillbillies, Get Smart and Gilligan's Island.
Kids and adults alike waited in suspense each week for what would happen next on Batman and Lassie was a family favorite.
Lassie image by CBS Television and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Crakkerjakk.
Collie Coloring Page
Isn't this a beautiful dog?
Collie image courtesy of WPClipart.
Batman Theme Song
Check out the theme song from the old television series.
This is from the original TV series.
Batman Season 1 Episodes
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech
On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech of his lifetime when he recited "I Have a Dream." In his speech, King expressed how even though documents like The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were meant for all Americans, not all Americans were treated equally.
He spoke of a dream that one day, all with share equality and that children, both black and white, will be able to walk together hand in hand. Below is the first part of his speech which, along with other important work he did for the American Civil Rights Movement, led him to be honored with a Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. image by Dick DeMarsico and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Para.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream Speech" Part 1
Here is the first part of his famous speech.
Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring Page
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coloring.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Book
This is a powerful collection of the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. which also includes interviews. Amazon buyers have given it 5 stars. It's a great way to learn more about this influential American and also would work well as part of a lesson plan for Black History Month.
Vietnam War Opposition
The Vietnam War was quite a controversial war as many Americans didn't approve of the U. S. involvement. While in these times enlisting in one of the branches of the military is a choice, back then, there was something known as the draft whereas young men were forcibly chosen to enlist through lotteries.
Many young men opposed this concept and protests were held where draft tickets were burned. Other times protesters held sit-ins in which people peacefully sat down in protest of the war. To escape the draft, many fled to Canada.
Author unknown. However, this Vietnam photograph is an image from the U. S. Military and has been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by High Contrast.
The audio cassette was invented in the 1960s.
Cassette Tape Coloring Page
Before CDs existed, this was a way of recording and listening to music.
Cassette tape image courtesy of WPClipart.
1960s The Beatles
The Beatles took American by storm when they first appeared on the Ed Sullivan show on February 9, 1964. A record breaking 73 million people tuned in.
What was culturally known as the British Invasion was upon the United States. The Beatles mop top hair styles caught on and boys everywhere began to grow their hair out, while The Beatles became one of the greatest bands the world has ever known.
Beatles image by EMI and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Magnus Manske.
The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
Here is the Beatles first performance on the Ed Sullivan show with Sullivan introducing them.
The Beatles Coloring Pages
The Beatles T-shirt
Show your Beatles spirit with this cool group photo T-shirt!
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The game Operation was invented in the 1960s and is still a hit today.
Operation Coloring Page
Operation image courtesy of WPClipart.
1960s Fashion Trends
Bell bottom pants, tie dye shirts and fringe vests were very popular in the 1960s, along with love beads and headbands to complete the hippie look.
The length of dresses varied for women with anything from a short mini-skirt to a long maxi-skirt. The Nehru jacket became popular for awhile and go go boots were the perfect footwear for the mini-skirts.
On the upscale end, Jackie Kennedy was a fashion icon whom many women looked up to. Hat and purses were very popular at the time.
Fashion image by Simon Lyall and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
Hippie Coloring Pages
In 1964, Muhammad Ali, (formerly known as Cassius Clay,) made boxing history by becoming the youngest world's heavyweight champion.
The match took place in Miami, Florida where Sonny Liston decided he could no longer continue the fight, giving Ali the win. Ali went on to be nicknamed "The Greatest."
Muhammad Ali image by Ira Rosenberg and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Davepape.
Boxing Coloring Page
Boxing image courtesy of WPClipart.
Popular Movies in the 1960s
The 1960s produced many memorable movies including the horror classic "Psycho." Forever popular will be films like "Midnight Cowboy," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and "Easy Rider."
Musicals were popular during this decade with some of the best known being "My Fair Lady," "The Sound of Music," and "West Side Story."
Walt Disney combined real people and animation in his beloved "Mary Poppins" which is still entertaining families today.
This Mary Poppins image is a trailer screenshot from "Mary Poppins" and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Aylaross.
Mary Poppins Coloring Page
- Mary Poppins Coloring
Mary Poppins and Bert.
Mary Poppins Original Trailer
Take a look at this Disney classic.
Mary Poppins DVD
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The Sound of Music DVD
One of the most beloved musicals of all time, "The Sound of Music" shows the brilliance of Julie Andrews in her role as Maria. Filled with wonderful music, this is perfect for any family.
Easy Rider DVD
Get a real feel of the 1960s with the classic "Easy Rider." How can you go wrong with stars like Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hooper?
To Kill a Mockingbird DVD
What a performance Academy Award winning actor Gregory Peck gives in this dramatic film.
1969 Moon Landing
The United States had been in a space race with Russia for years. President John F. Kennedy was determined to land a man on the moon.
On July 20, 1969, that vision was realized when Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. The third astronaut on the mission, Michael Collins, remained in orbit.
Upon stepping foot on the moon for the first time, Armstrong spoke the now famous words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Astronaut image by NASA and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Mahahahaneapneap.
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