So you were witness to the big party held back then during the long hot summer, the one the National Guard came to?
It happened summer of '68 I believe. I had not seen my parents that nervous since the Cuban Missile Crisis in '63.
I believe similar parties were held in cities all over the country that long hot summer.
My uncle had a furniture store in Trenton. Luckily he was insured and able to rebuild after it was burned.
A tumultuous, wild era. Mark Rudd, president of SDS lived in my town. Fear of nuclear holocaust, sex, drugs, rock and roll, Woodstock the next year, assassinations, the moon landing, Black Panthers, students burning libraries, cities burning, Vietnam war... I've tried to explain it to my kids but I usually get an "okay boomer" response.