Women of the ‘60s Counterculture: Planting the Seeds of Liberation
School of Liberal Arts
Saint Mary's History Professor Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo is quoted extensively in the KQED Arts feature "Peace, Love, and Credit Where It’s Due: Women of the Counterculture," which recognizes the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Summer of Love and examines the level of sexism that existed in the 1960s counterculture era. In the article, Lemke-Santangelo, the author of the book Daughters of Aquarius: Women of the Sixties Counterculture, among other observations, discusses the lack of historical documentation on the roles of women, their stories and important activities during the counterculture period. The story also notes that on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Saint Mary's professor will chair a panel discussion on the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love at the California Historical Society called “Women of the ‘60s Counterculture: Planting the Seeds of Liberation.” The event is part of the city of San Francisco's ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary.
(Faculty, School of Liberal Arts) Women of the ‘60s Counterculture: Planting the Seeds of Liberation (2017). [interview].