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THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1977
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1977

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Sadat and Begin peace talks; Carter inauguration; solar energy; Gary Gilmore execution; punk rock; Son of Sam murders; Elvis dies; NYC blackout; Sylvester Stallone in Rocky; Bert Lance resigns.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1976
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1976

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: American Bicentennial; Jimmy Carter elected; Viking spacecraft lands on Mars; mud wrestling; Israeli raid on Entebbe; post-Mao party purge in China; Idi Amin; Legionnaire’s disease; Howard Hughes dies.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1975
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1975

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Saigon falls; Margaret Thatcher elected; Ford assassination attempts; Saturday Night Live; Patty Hearst arrested; UN equates Zionism with racism; Jimmy Hoffa disappears; primal scream therapy; Franco dies.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1974
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1974

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Nixon resigns; gay rights demonstration in NYC; Boston anti-busing demonstrations; sex discrimination; Arctic pipeline; truckers’ strike; streaking; Ford pardons Nixon; Fanne Fox scandal.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1973
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1973

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Watergate grand jury proceedings; Agnew resigns; Wounded Knee; military coup in Chile; U.S. out of Vietnam; Yom Kippur War; gas crisis; the Partridge Family; hang gliding; mass murders; LBJ dies.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1972
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1972

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Nixon wins in landslide; Olympics terror; SALT talks; George Wallace shot; skyjackings; Betty Friedan; Howard Hughes biography hoax; Bobby Fischer and chess as spectator sport; Angela Davis; J. Edgar Hoover dies.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1971
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1971

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Pentagon Papers; Attica prison revolt; Lt. Calley and the My Lai massacre; Bangladesh; unisex hair and clothes; deaths of Khrushchev and Louis Armstrong; DNA; Apollo missions; D.B. Cooper.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1970
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES: 1970

World History  American Studies  American History 

The topics include: Kent State killings; Chicago 7 Trial; ERA; Cambodian invasion; mercury pollution; Muhammad Ali; water beds and hot pants; Solzhenitzyn; Bernadette Devlin; tragedy at Chappaquiddick; Sesame Street; civil war in Biafra.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1969
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1969

American Studies  American History 

U.S. POWs in Vietnam; John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Stokely Carmichael; Woodstock music festival; Chinese Red Guards; Apollo 11 and first man on the moon; birth control pills; Easy Rider; Vietnam Moratorium; Nixon's world tour.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1968
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1968

American Studies  American History 

Worldwide student protests; assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies; Eugene McCarthy's anti-war campaign; LBJ out of race; Tet Offensive; assassination of Robert Kennedy; Nixon elected President.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1967
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1967

American Studies  American History 

Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco; three U.S. astronauts die; March on the Pentagon; Six Day War in Mideast; Greek Junta seizes power; LBJ and Kosygin meet; Pan American Games; urban revolt in Detroit; Che Guevara killed in Bolivia.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1966
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1966

American Studies  American History 

Mass murderers Richard Speck and the Boston Strangler; Ralph Nader and auto safety; grape boycott in California; Cultural Revolution in China; credit card boom; Beatles banned in the South; George Wallace.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1965
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1965

American Studies  American History 

Walks in space; Vietnam War; Timothy Leary and drug culture; assassination of Malcolm X; Salvador Dali and happenings; Watts riot; deaths of Albert Schweitzer and Winston Churchill; Pope Paul VI at UN.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1964
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1964

American Studies  American History 

The Beatles invade the U.S.; Khrushchev overthrown; LBJ in the White House; Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives Nobel Prize; Cassius Clay; Marshall McLuhan; China becomes nuclear power; Civil Rights workers killed in Mississippi.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1963
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1963

American Studies  American History 

Racial tensions in the South; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Kennedy forms Peace Corps; Vietnam under Diem; Surgeon General's report on smoking; Hugh Hefner and Playboy magazine; nuclear test ban treaty signed with Moscow; JFK assassinated.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1962
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1962

American Studies  American History 

Malcolm X; bomb shelters; Cuban missile crisis and threat of nuclear confrontation; JFK vs. the steel companies; James Meredith goes to school; Thalidomide tragedy; Seattle World's Fair; Marilyn Monroe dies.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1961
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1961

American Studies  American History 

JFK inauguration; first man in space; Kennedy meets Khrushchev; East Germany builds the wall; Bay of Pigs invasion; trial of Adolf Eichmann; Civil Rights Freedom Riders; the pill; Chubby Checker and the Twist.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES:1960
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES:1960

American Studies  American History 

Presidential Election: Kennedy vs. Nixon; U-2 spy plane incident; African independence and the Congo; Sharpeville massacre in South Africa; Caryl Chessman executed; Ban the Bomb demonstrations; Payola scandal; Elvis Presley is drafted.

BLOOD MEMORY: THE LEGEND OF BEANIE SHORT
BLOOD MEMORY: THE LEGEND OF BEANIE SHORT

American Studies  American History 

Short was a poor man's Jesse James, a Confederate Army deserter who took to raiding and robbing in and around Turkey Neck Bend, just above the Tennessee border in Kentucky. His memory is alive today not because of history books--nothing was written about his exploits for over 100 years--but due to a tradition of oral history and local storytelling.

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TIME CAPSULE: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

American Studies  Sociology 

This video examines the phenomenon of time capsules, tracing their evolution from ancient times to modern days, and exploring the human impulse to leave messages for the future.

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