The 1960s

The following OAH Distinguished Lecturers study and speak on the 1960s. Let these historians help your audience understand more about this dynamic era and the changes it brought to American culture and society.

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Leon F. Litwack

To Look for America: From Hiroshima to Woodstock (an impressionistic multi-media presentation on American society after 1945, with a focus on the upheaval of the sixties)

requires large two-image screen, slide projector, 2 motion picture projectors) Read More

Barbara L. Tischler

Muhammad Ali: Man of Many Voices

More than a boxer, Muhammad Ali stands as a representative of 1960s culture as a fighter, a self-promoter, draft resister, and a member of the Nation of Islam. This talk focuses on Ali’s transition from Golden Gloves champion to a successful petitioner for justice before the Supreme Court. Read More

Andrew Hartman

A War for the Soul of America

This lecture, based on my 2015 book, is about the history of the culture wars, that dramatic struggle which pitted liberal, progressive, and secular Americans against their conservative, traditional, and religious counterparts, and that captured the attention of the nation during the 1980s and...(Read More)

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