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Back to the 60's

Hippy Slang
Figures in The 1960's

Hippies - Opposed to Nuclear War

This page is going to be concerntrating on giving a desription and informing people about the Hippy Sub-Culture.

A hippie, as in the dictionary, is a noun which means:  a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favoured acid rock and progressive rock music.


But looking back at this movement it is more noticeable that hippies were more like a culture than a political movement.  Hippies disregarded most forms of laws and “oppression” and took up a more defiant approach, in their words a more natural approach.  This sub-culture was, and still is, looked down upon by the higher classes because of their disrespectful clothing and views about the government’s decision.


This is the peace sign which all hippies would wear on themselves, make banners of or spray paint on their cars.

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