This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival- and a Slippery Rock University history professor was one of the nearly half-a-million spectators who showed and became a part of history.
Alan Levy was a recent high school graduate in August 1969. He told his parents he was “off to visit some friends” and made the drive from his home in Virginia to Sullivan County, New York to take part in the four-day event.
Looking back now- 50 years later- Levy says what he remembers most is the music and the interactions between people- saying it was a positive experience and everyone was friendly. The festival would go on to be remembered as a cultural landmark and defining movement in U.S. history.
Levy would go on to work at SRU- he’s been part of the faculty for 30 years now- and has authored several books ranging from music and sports, to politics and education.