Flower Power

Flower power was a slogan used by the American counterculture movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance and non-violence ideology. It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War. The expression was coined by the American Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965 as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colors, wearing flowers in their hair, and distributing flowers to the public, becoming known as flower children. The term later became generalized as a modern reference to the hippie movement and a culture of drugs, psychedelic music, psychedelic art and social permissiveness.

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Flower Power - Cultural Legacy
... The iconic center of the Flower Power movement was the Haight Ashbury district in San Francisco, California ... by hit songs such as "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" ... media interest exposed the hippie subculture to national attention and popularized the Flower Power movement across the country and around the world ...
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Famous quotes containing the words power and/or flower:

    Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.
    Maria Weston Chapman (1806–1885)

    The awful shadow of some unseen Power
    Floats though unseen among us, visiting
    This various world with as inconstant wing
    As summer winds that creep from flower to flower;
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)