Sunday, March 18, 2012

People's Park 1969 Memorial Day March

Tear Gas at Sather Gate
March to People's Park

Etched in memory...

"Click" on any photo to enlarge.
Camera: Yashica Mat 124
Film processed by the Berkeley Commercial Photo Company (Telegraph Ave store is now a Chipotle).
Original prints scanned; closing image cropped and repaired.
Links for more information:
Wollenberg's "Heritage of the Sixties" in "Berkeley, A City in History"
Wikipedia Link
People's Park webpage
KPIX's News "Tear Gas Attack on Sproul Plaza Demonstration"
Tim Poust's myspace video: People's Park Demonstration - 1969
YouTube "Berkeley in the Sixties: People's Park"


  1. Such a great story being told here. Very powerful images.

  2. And all was happening just a block from our apartment!