In 1969 protests were fueled by a growing network of independently published newspapers, often
called "underground" and the timely advent of large venue rock-'n-roll shows as Woodstock that attracted young people to mass
gatherings. The Woodstock Music and Art Festival presented a number of musical performances and accored over 400,000 young
people gathering in spirit of love and sharing. For most this represented the pinnacle of the hippie movement.