348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Thursday, May 30 2024.


 On Thursday, May 30, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


Was 1964 the beginning of a new American age? Politically, it was the zenith of 20th Century liberalism represented by the JFK-LBJ presidencies and the rise of a conservatism defined by Goldwater and Reagan. Culturally, it may have been revolutionary, and it was televised. It was recorded and replayed over and over. Environmentally, it was in the middle of the Great Acceleration and the demands of better living through chemistry. Baby Boomers were in the middle of all of it. The world of 1964 was one that they inherited and one that they were changing into their own. Kent Germany, a historian of the 1960s at the University of South Carolina, will turn back the clock 60 years to see what lessons 1964 has for us today. And he will turn on some of that year’s recordings to hear those historical messages in real-time.

Presenter: Kent Germany is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and teaches in the African American Studies Program. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, where he led the LBJ project, co-founded the award-winning website www.whitehousetapes.org, and served as a host of For The Record, a nationally distributed PBS interview program on politics and history. At South Carolina, his teaching and research have focused on a wide range of topics including the civil rights movement, presidential politics, recent U.S. history, African American history, and oral and documentary history. The author of New Orleans After the Promises and numerous scholarly articles, he is also the editor or co-editor of seven books about the once-secret presidential recordings of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He has appeared on radio and television programs, and documentary films, including CBS Evening News, AmericanHistoryTV, C-SPAN TV and C-SPAN Radio, MSNBC, PBS Frontline, the Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News and World Report.

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