1950-1975: Dynamic Years of Change in America



September 16, 2024


1:00 p.m.


Join us for an exciting class where we will discuss a wide range of topics on how America changed rapidly during 1950–1975 and focus on economic, political, military, international, and social themes. The class will cover the Baby Boom, the rapid growth of suburbia and the west coast, how farms decreased, and radio/ TV shows. We will explore technological developments leading to transistor radios, color TV, computers, and automobile and aerospace advances. We will have conversations on the Civil Rights movement, rights for minorities, gays, and women, and how music, films, and sports changed during these years.

We will cover five Presidents, their policies, and the growth of the conservative and liberal wings of the political parties, as well as foreign policy issues including NATO, SEATO, Korea, Taiwan, Laos, the Vietnam War, protests, peace talks, the draft, and openings to China and the USSR. Class members are encouraged to share their memories and experiences during these dynamic years to stimulate lively discussions.

This event will be held at 1615A Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

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