Central Park be-ins

Central Park be-ins
Part of the Opposition to U.S. involvement in Vietnam and Gay liberation
Date 1967 - 1970
Location Central Park, New York

In the 1960s, several "be-ins" were held in Central Park to protest against various issues such as U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and racism. This park was a place where all of the different types of people that New York contained could mingle.

Protest against the War

During the 1960s America was involved in the Vietnam War. This war was a controversial one because many people were against the United States' involvement in South Vietnam. Adding to the tension of the Americans against the war was the emergence of a generation of people who were a part of the counter-culture and believed that they should do anything possible to go against the establishment. When Central Park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965, this counter-culture generation decided that the park would be the perfect host for their demonstrations.

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