(with the aid of psychedelic drugs), acceptance of illicit drug use, and radical liberal. Developed out of disaffected student communities around San Francisco State University. And in San Francisco's beat generation.
Who also combined a search for intuitive spontaneity with a rejection of middle-class. Personified the transition between the beat and hippie generations. The Human Be-In took its name from a chance remark by the artist Michael Bowen.
Made at the Love Pageant Rally. The playful name combined humanist. Values with the scores of sit-ins. That had been reforming college and university practices and eroding the vestiges of entrenched segregation. Starting with the lunch counter sit-ins of 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina.Had been organized by Students for a Democratic Society. At the University of Michigan. The Human Be-In was announced on the cover of the fifth issue of the San Francisco Oracle as "A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In".
The occasion was a new California law banning the use of the psychedelic drug LSD. That had come into effect on October 6, 1966. The speakers at the rally were all invited by Bowen, the main organizer. In his first San Francisco appearance, who set the tone that afternoon with his famous phrase Turn on, tune in, drop out." and Richard Alpert soon to be known as " Ram Dass. , and poets like Allen Ginsberg. Other counterculture gurus included comedian Dick Gregory. At the peak of their "outlaw" reputation, corralled lost children. Music was provided by a host of local rock bands. Big Brother and the Holding Company. Who had been staples of the Fillmore. Provided massive amounts of his "White Lightning" LSD, specially produced for the event, as well as 75 twenty-pound turkeys, for free distribution by the Diggers. The national media were stunned, publicity about this event leading to the mass movement of young people from all over America to descend on the Haight-Ashbury. Reports were unable to agree whether 20,000. Or 30,000 people showed up at the Be-In. Soon every gathering was an "-In" of some kind: Just 4 weeks later was Bob Fass. Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Comedy television show began airing over NBC. Just a year later on January 22, 1968.
This was followed by the first Yip-In. March 21, 1968 at Grand Central Terminal. " (April 14, 1968 at Malibu Canyon) and " Bed-In.
(March 25, 1969 in Amsterdam). The Human Be-In was later recalled by poet Allen Cohen. Who assisted the artist Bowen in the organizational work. As a necessary meld that brought together philosophically opposed factions of the current San Francisco-based counterculture: on one side, the Berkeley radicals, who were tending toward increased militancy in response to the U.Policies, and, on the other side, the rather non-political Haight-Ashbury hippies, who urged peaceful protest. Their means were drastically different, but they held many of the same goals.
According to Cohen's own account. His friend Bowen provided much of the "organizing energy" for the event, and Bowen's personal connections also strongly influenced its character.
The counterculture that surfaced at the "Human Be-In" encouraged people to "question authority" with regard to civil rights. Underground newspapers and radio stations served as its alternative media.
The Be-In later spawned a series of Digital Be-Ins. A leading UK theatre company, Theatre 14167, (also 14167 films) takes its name from the date of the Be-In; the company subsequently produced work by Michael McClure. Who read at the event. The item "Human Be-In Poster 1967 Authentic Allen Ginsberg Grateful Dead Silkscreen RARE" is in sale since Monday, February 06, 2017. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Posters".
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