Human Be-In


In January 1967, the Human Be-In was for some of us an early jump on San Francisco's Summer of Love. The mix of poetry, pot, music and antiwar speeches felt natural. Dancing around a bomb casing -- a cultural rejection of LBJ's war on Vietnam -- was the easy part. The political rejection proved to be more difficult and more dangerous. The Grateful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane delivered free music to the lucky 15,000 souls who attended.  Learn more from the 50th anniversary website of the California Historical Society. Read my comments.