Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / History and Philosophy / SIXTIES
Coordinators: Richard Byrd, Paul Golomb, Diane Reynolds
The 1960s were a time of metamorphosis in U.S. history. The citizenry’s perception changed; African-Americans looked beyond the narrow corridor of civil rights. Women and gays refused to allow themselves to be marginalized any longer. The Vietnam War questioned the entire Military Industrial Complex.
As we delve further into the Sixties the course will include the people, places, and events, which helped define this era. Presenters will have the option to choose a topic which they feel exemplifies this period in U.S.
We will cover issues that reflect the tenor of the times and the various organizations like The Black Panther Party, The Young Lords, The Weathermen, The Republic of New Africa, The American Indian Movement, the gay liberation movement, etc. We will also discuss individuals such as Angela Davis, George Jackson, Abbie Hoffmanand Radical attorneys such as William Kunstler.
B WEEK / MONDAY / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
|Sep 11||Richard Byrd||The Battle for Community Control, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, 1968|
|Sep 25||Yom Kippur – No Class|
|Oct 09||Columbus Day – No Class|
|Oct 23||Mary Beth Yakobian||Night life, Clubs and Dances of the Sixties|
|Non 06||Bob Gottfried||Muhammad Ali|
|Nov 27||Judith Weis||The Environment and the Movement it Spawned|
|Dec 11||Ellen Rittenberg||Poets and Playwrights of the Sixties|