Dance History Quiz | The Event That Changed Hair

Fun facts for teachers & students

Hair made its Broadway debut 50 years ago this spring. What real-life 1960s event prompted co-creators James Rado and Gerome Ragni to make a last-minute change to the show?

a. Rado’s oldest son was drafted and sent to Vietnam.
b. Students staged a sit-in at Columbia University.
c. Protesters in New York’s Central Park stripped nude in public.
d. Thousands of people joined in the Poor People’s March in Washington, DC.