The fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Summer of Love launched a wave of retrospection in former epicenters of counterculture activity. Dozens of exhibitions and public events reexamined hippie cultural history in the San Francisco Bay Area, including On the Road to the Summer of Love at the California Historical Society, Lavender-Tinted Glasses at the LGBT History Museum, the Psychedelic Soul encounter series at the Museum of the African Diaspora, and Flower Power at the Asian Art Museum, just to mention a few. Scholars mined the Day-Glo past at “Revisiting the Summer of Love,” a conference sponsored by Northwestern University's San Francisco–based Center for Civic Engagement. These enterprises reassessed...

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