How Drugs Affected the Student Movement in the 1960's The student movement of the 1960s is recognized by many historians as one of the driving forces of social change in the volatile decade of the sixties. As an outgrowth of the Civil Rights Movement, the student movement first garnered national attention with the Freedom Riders in 1961.1 During the mid and late 1960s, the student movement would become a national phenomenon on campuses all across America and much of Europe. At the same time, however, the counterculture drug movement also took root in America and Western society. Drug use in colleges and universities was, in fact, very common and widespread during this period of history. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that researchers...The end:
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