Meet presidents from Harry S. Truman to two named Bush. Watch as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, and others fight for civil rights. Rock with Elvis and laugh with Lucy. Follow TV, electronic wonders, and the Information Age they spawn.
People call it post-war, but this time period features battles of another kind—from Cold War combat overseas to struggles for equality at home to learning to live with the threat of terrorism on U.S. soil. During these years, the United States begins to be a nation for all its people: outlawing school segregation, protesting war in Vietnam, and campaigning for equal rights for women. From Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall to seamstress Rosa Parks, extraordinary individuals lead us back to the ideals espoused by the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. This class includes the events of September 11, 2001, as well as important events leading up to the present, as well as a discussion of how current challenges have brought to the forefront the qualities that keep America strong: representative democracy, freedom of speech and press, and the basic freedom of religious tolerance.
- Recommended for ages 11 and up
- Instructor: Ms Emilie Thatcher
- Mondays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- 8 classes
- March 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class April 11)