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The Shattering: America in the 1960s
  • Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Location: Online

Covering the late 1950s through the early 1970s, Kevin Boyle’s new book, The Shattering, focuses on the period’s fierce conflicts—the civil rights movement, rising Black nationalism, Nixon-era politics of busing and the Supreme Court, and the Vietnam War. Boyle captures the inspiring and brutal events of this passionate time and those who made history. The Shattering illuminates currents that still run through our politics. Joining the author in conversation will be Suzanne E. Smith, professor of history at George Mason University.