The 1960s through the eyes of The Atlantic
In a 1965 article for The Atlantic, a woman wrote about a relatively seamless experience that was—and still is—largely limited to white women of a certain economic status.
In 1960, an Atlanta writer criticized lingering Southern support for segregation in The Atlantic—but today, both sides of the gay-marriage debate want to claim the mantle of the civil-rights movement.
A 1969 article in The Atlantic is a reminder of how Sesame Street started a revolution—and how it failed to change America’s educational status quo.
What has—and hasn’t—changed since The Atlantic published a 1961 essay on the plight of the housewife
In 1964, an Atlantic writer argued that the new youth sound was anything but revolutionary.
The photographer Joe Samberg remembers how drugs destroyed the Telegraph Avenue scene.