April, 1963 — The Beginning of A Long Hot Summer

Ours was a different world in 1963. We were at the beginning of the decade of youth and change. Although the complacency of the calm post- World War II era had lent a relative tranquility, it was gradually disappearing as the post-war “war babies” became teenagers and young adults. With a cultural landscape that included big American muscle cars, the Civil Rights Movement, the Twist, Elvis, Beatlemania…