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Woodstock Wasn’t Supposed To Be Political

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Woodstock was not long after the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, Michael Lang did not want the festival to be political; instead, he wanted it to be a place where opposing ideas could coexist.

Regardless, there was still politics at Woodstock, but overall the focus remained on peace and music. It was a music celebration and was just meant for everyone to have a good time and enjoy the entertainment.

Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program, and she currently works as the Writing Center Assistant Director at a small university in western Pennsylvania. Camille's writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.