These 18 Photos of Virginia In The 1960s Are Mesmerizing
By Beth|Published April 12, 2016
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
Virginia, like the rest of the country, experienced great change in the 1960s. The beginning of the ’60s felt like a golden era and yet poverty, civil rights, and the Vietnam War proved to be major issues for the country. Virginians lived their lives in both ordinary and historical moments, some of which have been captured below. Seeing photographs from that decade sends us 50 years back, into a different time. Whether you were around during this era or not, you’ll be sure to find these photographs of our state quite mesmerizing.