“There’s Somethin’ Happenin’ Here …” 1968, a Year of Rebellion
Wednesday June 6, 2018
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
1968 was a year that saw unrest on a global scale. In the United States, the peak of the hippie movement coincided with the killings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Black Power salutes were given by US athletes at the Olympics. Students were taking over campuses at universities in the US, France, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Germany and Japan, among others. Vietnam and the election of 1968 nearly tore the country apart. An older world, shaped by the Second World War, in which people were certain that the US was righteous and so were their neighbors, was beginning to pass. Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College, returns to present a talk that will delve into the events and personalities that made 1968 what it was: a year that changed America, and the world. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting May 9, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.
Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked both at home and abroad to bring the power of history to audiences of all ages and in many places. He specializes in Civil War, Native American and social history topics, as well as in using the outdoors as a classroom.
Location: Friends Room
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