How 1954 Changed History
Every year has its share of notable events, but 1954 was exceptional. It began in January with a celebrity marriage heard round the world and then progressed through a series of major political, social, and cultural milestones that would echo through the next several decades.
In ten short lectures, you will return to a pivotal year as Professor Michael Flamm takes you through the battle against polio, the Red Scare that gripped the nation, the domestic impact of foreign conflicts, and the groundbreaking case of Brown v. Board of Education. As you look at these events and much more, you will see how 1954 showcases both some of the best and some of the worst times of 20th-century America.