“Fifty years ago, our nation was in the midst of turbulent transformations. In the wake of Dr. King’s death, civil rights activists continued to strive for justice, while the Cold War fueled bitter international conflict. The Moon landing heralded a new era for science, while the Woodstock music festival embodied the youth counterculture. What was it like to live through the events of 1969, and what lessons can we learn from this remarkable year? On Wednesday, October 16th, the Catalyst Hub invites you to discuss these topics at a special gathering, 1969 Retrospective.
Professors Mark Gavoor (SBNM), Robert Hostetter (Communications), Joe Lill (Music), Leona Mirza (Mathematics) and Lee Sundholm (Economics) will share memories of the year. Additionally, we will have the great fortune of welcoming to campus Bishop Ed Peecher, Chief Operations Officer at Together Chicago, and Reverend Al Sampson, who was ordained by Dr. King at Ebenezer Baptist Church and has been an unceasing champion of civil rights for over 50 years.