American Experience

Mind-Altering Drugs

Clip: Season 29 Episode 12 | 3m 5s

By the mid-1960s, as North Beach became commercialized, baby boomers drawn to a Bohemian lifestyle began moving into a low-rent neighborhood across town, the Haight-Ashbury district. Many began experimenting with communal living in the large Victorian houses of the Haight, and visions of a utopian society began taking shape, enhanced by a mind-altering new drug called LSD, or acid.

Aired: 06/14/17

Rating: NR

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