Standing Up and Sitting Down: Protests and Dissent in the 1960s and Beyond

Rebecca Davis, Sandra Enriquez
Big Read KC
During the Vietnam conflict, battles on the homefront went beyond anti-war protests. Activists gathered in support of many cultural movements: civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights, rights for students and workers, and protections for the environment. UMKC history professors Rebecca Davis and Sandra Enriquez examine the protests of the ’60s and compare them with those of today.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Program: 
6:30 pm

During the Vietnam conflict, battles on the homefront went beyond anti-war protests. Activists gathered in support of many cultural movements: civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights, rights for students and workers, and protections for the environment. University of Missouri-Kansas City history professors Rebecca Davis and Sandra Enriquez examine those protests of the ’60s and compare them with those of today.


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