Witness to the Revolution:
Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul
Thursday, July 7, 2016
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Join political reporter, film producer and author Clara Bingham for a luncheon book discussion about her new book Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul.
Bingham’s far-reaching career includes a stint as Newsweek White House correspondent and UPI stringer in Papua New Guinea, and she produced the 2011 documentary The Last Mountain. Now she turns to oral history, drawing on a hundred interviews to document one of the most turbulent years of a turbulent decade. Between August 1969 and August 1970, the escalation of violent demonstrations at home matched America’s increasingly untenable military involvement abroad. With statements from students, celebrity activists including Jane Fonda, underground figures such as William Ayers, and many others, Bingham covers the era’s milestone political and cultural events from My Lai to Kent State, Woodstock to the Pentagon Papers.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.