American Experience

Summer of Love

Season 29 Episode 12 | 52m 53s

In January 1967, San Francisco youth descended on Golden Gate Park for a Human Be-In. The media flocked to the event, offering a window into the world of Haight-Ashbury and inspiring even more young people to join. Summer of Love is a striking picture of the summer of 1967 — from the utopian beginnings, when peace and love prevailed, to the chaos and drug use that ultimately signaled the end.

Aired: 07/25/17

Expired: 08/21/17

Rating: NR

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