Posters in Berkeley, 1969
All Photos by Clay Geerdes
In addition to the frequent demonstrations against the war in Vietnam, there were many other instances of protest in the Bay Area during the 1960s. People joined together in public displays of collective concern, speaking out to promote the causes in which they believed, from civil rights to feminism to black power to environmentalism. Clay Geerdes made it his business to preserve the spirit of such gatherings with his camera, and his photos offer valuable evidence of a bygone decade when people were not afraid to break out of narrow constraints and take a stand.
A demonstration in the late 1960s, on behalf of varied causes, by lawyers in the Bay Area: