1969: Year of Turmoil and Tranquility [F-14-1]

Presenter:Douglas Rose
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104
Classes: 5 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 12:30 PM 09/17, 09/24, 10/01, 10/08, 10/15
Status: CLOSED

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Picking up where last fall’s “1968” class left off, this course will cover, through recollections and discussion, key historical and cultural events in 1969 such as the Paris Peace Talks, Hamburger Hill, Laugh-In, Hair, the “rooftop concert,” Chappaquiddick, the “Helter Skelter” murders, the Stonewall riots, the Miracle Mets, the jaunty Jets, Apollo 11, and Woodstock. So, let’s all “Get Back,” “Dance to the Music,” and “Let the Sunshine In”!

In September 1969, Doug Rose, sporting cool sideburns, began his sophomore year at Morrisville Ag & Tech College where, as a budding English major, he began paying closer attention to the chaotic changes in the world. He once again looks forward to groovin’ and talkin’ ‘bout the ‘60s with his peers.

NOTE: Recommended book: 1969: The Year Everything Changed – Rob Kirkpatrick (Skyhorse: 2011).

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