For information on how to submit your photos and home movies, email: [email protected]
Do you remember the 1960s in Connecticut? Do you have the photos, home movies and memorabilia to prove it? Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) is producing a new documentary called The 60s in Connecticut, which highlights a decade that left its imprint on Connecticut, its business, politics and lifestyle. But we need your help!
CPTV is looking for images, footage and memorabilia from the 1960s of Connecticut political rallies, historic musical concerts, civil rights demonstrations, women’s liberation rallies, environmental happenings, fashion changes and any other pivotal events or activities from the decade.
Examples could include…
- The building of Interstates 84 and 91
- New Haven’s urban renewal with the building of a new downtown, a new highway system and the New Haven Coliseum
- The Doors 1967 concert in New Haven when Jim Morrison was arrested for obscenity
- The race riots of the late 1960s in Bridgeport, Waterbury, Middletown, New Britain, Stamford, Norwalk, and New London, particularly after Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968
- The Black Panthers being put on trial in New Haven and Bobby Seale visiting Yale
- The election of Ann Uccello as Hartford’s mayor, making her the first female mayor of a U.S. capital city
- The first undergraduate women matriculating at two previously all-male institutions: TrinityCollege and YaleUniversity
- The building of the state’s first state’s first commercial nuclear power plant: the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company plant in Haddam Neck
- Or any other Connecticut 1960s-related photos or home movies that you feel would be significant
If you are interested in submitting photos or video for the project, please contact CPTV at [email protected] for more information.
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CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including
UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has
built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television.
The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching
50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) also includes WNPR. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live hosted by John Dankosky. Overall the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org.