Posted On: May 3rd, 2015 | Posted By: mayecreate

In September 1968 Mark Exner is beginning his senior year at the University of Missouri. It is a tumultuous time, the psychedelic counter culture, the war in Vietnam, women’s lib, civil rights, campus unrest.

Mark likes pushing the limits of excitement with LSD, skydiving, free love, but he is also a small town kid, who respects the midwestern values he has grown up with. Now, for the first time in his life, he is in love. In love with Jennifer, the beautiful literature major he met the previous year and who will change his life forever.

Mark and Jennifer, and their friends Dave, Jeff, Carol, and Allison live and love their lives to the fullest, far from Haight-Ashbury, but embracing all the counterculture has to offer with a purity born of their Midwestern roots.

Black and Gold is a loving, moving, and thought-provoking, look back at what it was like to be a college student in a small town in the Midwest in 1969 – the end of that most famous decade, the 1960’s.