Course Schedule – Spring 2024 / Old Courses / 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 11Richard ByrdThe Battle for Community Control, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, 1968  
Sep 25Yom Kippur – No Class
Oct 09Columbus Day – No Class
Oct 23Mary Beth YakobianNight life, Clubs and Dances of the Sixties
Non 06Bob GottfriedMuhammad Ali
Nov 27Judith WeisThe Environment and the Movement it Spawned
Dec 11Ellen Rittenberg Poets and Playwrights of the Sixties

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