Flower power was a slogan used by hippies (aka Flower Children) during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of non-violence ideology. A slogan is a memorable Motto or Phrase used in a Political, commercial, Religious and other context as a repetitive expression of The Hippie Subculture was originally a Youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world Flower child or Flower Children usually someone born between 1940 and 1955 originated as a synonym for Hippie, especially those who gathered in San Francisco The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. Nonviolence is a philosophy and strategy for social change that rejects the use of physical Violence. An ideology is a set of beliefs aims and Ideas especially in politics It is rooted in opposition to the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia They burned their draft cards and created a hippy culture. Conscription (also known as the draft, the call-up or national service) is a general term for involuntary labor demanded by some established authority They dressed in flowery clothing and wore flowers in their hair. The expression is said to have been coined by the US poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965. A poet is a person who writes Poetry. Etymology From the Ancient greek: ποιέω, poieō: "I make or compose" Irwin Allen Ginsberg (ˈgɪnzbɝg (June 3 1926 &ndash April 5 1997 was an American Poet. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. It has since been used in many places when referring to the sixties, including countless films, TV programs and documentaries.
The "meeting place" for the Flower Power movement was based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in a club called Paradiso. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Paradiso is a music venue and cultural center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The hippies chose this club because of the name paradiso, which reminded them of a peaceful place, paradise. Artists such as Yoko Ono have since been performing there on occasional visits. born in Tokyo on February 18 1933 is a Japanese Artist and Musician. Nowadays it is found next to a Hard Rock Cafe and is a centre of music for all groups of people, including followers of movements such as the Rastafari movement. Hard Rock Cafe was founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, and their first Hard Rock Cafe opened near Hyde Park Corner in London, The Rastafari movement (also known as Rastafari, Rastafarianism or simply Rasta) is a monotheistic, Abrahamic, New Testament
Flower Power also celebrated symbolic action such as giving flowers to policemen and putting flowers into the barrels of ROTC rifles. ROTC links here For other uses see ROTC (disambiguation A Reserve Officers' Training Corps ( ROTC) ROTC produces officers in all branches A Pulitzer-nominated photograph (with the same title) by Washington Star photographer Bernie Boston has been a classic image of the Vietnam War era protests. Bernie Boston ( May 18, 1933 &ndash January 22 2008) was an American Photographer. The photo, taken at the October 21, 1967, "March on the Pentagon", showed a young, long-haired man in a turtleneck sweater, placing carnations into the rifle barrels of military policemen. The young man turned out to be George Edgerly Harris III, an 18 year old actor from New York. Harris, who later took on the stage name of "Hibiscus", died of AIDS in 1982. Hibiscus (real name George Harris Jr (1949&ndash1982 was one of the leaders of the Psychedelic Gay liberation theatre collective group known as The Cockettes