The 1960s saw the birth of prominent gangs that included the Aryan Brotherhood, the Black Panthers and the Crips. Although each gang was unique, all three were considered to be dangerous and violent by law enforcement.Know More
In 1964, the Aryan Brotherhood sprang up in the San Quentin State Prison. Known as a neo-Nazi gang, it was founded by Irish-American bikers. The Aryan Brotherhood was and continues to be recognized by the green shamrock tattoo as well as the numbers 666. As of 2014, it is responsible for 20 percent of the murders in the federal prison system.
In 1966, the Black Panthers arose in Oakland, Calif. in response to the oppression of African-Americans. The members believed in using violence to combat racism in the United States. They sought equality in education, housing, employment and civil rights.
In 1969, the Crips were established in Los Angeles, Calif. Consisting exclusively of African-American members, the gang was originally divided into the east and west sections of South Central Los Angeles. It eventually grew large enough to spread across the state of California. In 2014, the Crips has become one of the largest gangs in the United States, having grown to over 30,000 members nationwide.Learn more about Crime
The Bloods gang does not have a specific founder, but the Pirus gang teamed up with other street gangs to form a new group to resist the influence of the Crips. The Pirus gang, also known as the Piru Street Family, was originally a subgroup of the Crips, but it became its own group after an internal gang war in the 1970s.Full Answer >
Dolls that were popular during the 1960s included Chatty Cathy, Liddle Kiddles, troll dolls and Barbie. Although Barbie was introduced to the market in mid-1959, she was bought by Mattel in 1964 and became a huge marketing hit and cultural icon.Full Answer >
Popular foods in the 1960s included fondue and the tunnel of fudge cake. Dishes that require direct flame for cooking and presentation, such as steak Diane and crème brûlée, were also popular in the 1960s.Full Answer >
Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Twiggy, President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are a few people who were famous during the 1960s. Famous people influenced the cultural revolution of that decade through music, fashion, politics and art.Full Answer >