3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A history discussion where each of us will read/watch whatever we want to on the subject, bringing that information to the discussion. Like a mosaic, we will each share what we read/watched with the group, so we all go home with a bigger picture of the subject. Read a book, view a movie or documentary, read articles from magazines or online, come and share with the rest of the group what you know about the person or issue. No matter what you think you know about these historical subjects, there has probably been some new research and knowledge about them over the last 4 decades. Share it with us!
What were women’s lives like in the 1950s? What impact did the transition after WWII have on how women behaved and were treated during the 50s? People today often think of the 50s as either a wonderful time or a scary time-the Cold War, “hide under your desks” decade. Others remember poodle skirts, rock and roll, their first TV, or school desegregation. Historians say we couldn’t have had the 60s if we hadn’t had the 50s-what does that mean?