Light a firecracker, and the fuse ignites with a burst of sparks. 1963 was like that. 1963 changed our lives in consequential ways. Updated Sep. 5, 2013
This series examines how 1963 proved to be a powder keg of a year, dramatically altering our world.
Betty Friedan’s “ The Feminine Mystique “ ignited a conversation about how women could seek, and gain, fulfillment.
In 1963, when a suburban housewife named Betty Friedan asked, “Is this all?” the answer, first whispered over 5 p.m. martinis, eventually grew to the sound of a million women roaring.
The 2007 exhibit "Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966," at the Weisman Art Museum on the University of Minnesota, included 100 single versions of his "Blowin' in the Wind" by various artists. The song became Dylan's first hit when sung and released by Peter, Paul, and Mary in 1963. At right is a 1966 photograph of Dylan taken by Barry Feinstein.