Professor Edward T. O'Donnell of College of the Holy Cross, leads these DVD lectures presenting a captivating and comprehensive tour of important moments in the story of America. After each DVD lecture there will be a brief discussion period.
1960: The Power to Choose – The Pill. Learn about the historical significance of the birth control pill in American society by considering the central role played by women in its development and subsequent FDA approval in 1960, including the debate over the ethics and morality of "the Pill".
1963: Showdown in Birmingham – Civil Rights. This lecture looks at the status of African-Americans in the early 1950s and the early stages of this human rights struggle, then examines the protests and violence that rocked Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 and let to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Thursday, 19 October, 2017
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