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[Past Event] Ike, Fidel and Little Richard | In-Person

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Course Description:

Do you remember the Soviet satellite "Sputnik," what some saw as a sinister device that sped ominously over the United States five times a day for three months? Important political, social, and cultural events in the lives of Americans, such as "Sputnik," are revealed in a review of any one year in history. In this 4-part course, we will unpack what one writer called "The year that launched the American future"—1957. Using short readings, film and discussion, we will look at issues of race, family, gender, international tensions, consumerism, popular culture, and more from 65 years ago.


Tuition: $40.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesdays, Feb. 22; Mar. 1, 8, 15 *3:00 – 5:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. To keep everyone safe, seats are limited.


William Brigham, M.S.W., M.A., has been teaching sociology and cultural studies courses for over 40 years. He is the author of "Historical Dictionary of Woody Allen" (2019), as well as essays on various sociological themes.