Madison in the Sixties – discussion with historian and activist author, Stu Levitan Oct 6

Event Dates: 
10/06/21

Wed. Oct. 6th Madison in the Sixties – discussion with historian and activist author, Stu Levitan. Part of the "Book Bites" series of brief Facebook Live talks hosted by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Madison made history in the sixties. Landmark civil rights laws were passed. Pivotal campus protests were waged. A spring block party turned into a three-night riot. Factor in urban renewal troubles, a bitter battle over efforts to build Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace, and the expanding influence of the University of Wisconsin, and the decade assumes legendary status. In Madison in the Sixties, historian Levitan chronicles the birth of modern Madison with style and well-researched substance, offering an absorbing account of ten years that changed the city forever. Stu Levitan is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and has been a mainstay of Madison media and government since 1975. He is the author of Madison: The Illustrated Sesquicentennial History and currently hosts the popular Madison BookBeat interview program on WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio. For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/332752731883819/

 

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