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Remembering 1964: The 60th Anniversary Edition

Kent Germany, a historian of the 1960s at the University of South Carolina, will turn back the clock 60 years to see what lessons 1964 has for us today. And he will turn on some of that year’s recordings to hear those historical messages in real-time.

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Remembering 1964:  The 60th Anniversary Edition
Remembering 1964:  The 60th Anniversary Edition

Time & Location

May 30, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Highlands, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

Was 1964 the beginning of a new American age? Politically, it was the zenith of 20th Century liberalism represented by the JFK-LBJ presidencies and the rise of a conservatism defined by Goldwater and Reagan. Culturally, it may have been revolutionary, and it was televised. It was recorded and replayed over and over. Environmentally, it was in the middle of the Great Acceleration and the demands of better living through chemistry. Baby Boomers were in the middle of all of it. The world of 1964 was one that they inherited and one that they were changing into their own. Kent Germany, a historian of the 1960s at the University of South Carolina, will turn back the clock 60 years to see what lessons 1964 has for us today. And he will turn on some of that year’s recordings to hear those historical messages in real-time.

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