During the 1960s, the human body became a potent symbol of the shifting social and political mores in American life. Televisions served up a relentless and numbing body count from the conflict in Vietnam: dead American soldiers and Vietnamese civilians; assassinated public figures; protesters attacked by police; massive race riots; shocking displays of public nudity. Breakthroughs in science and medicine brought psychotropic drugs, heart and bone-marrow transplants, the Pill, and in-situ photographs of fetuses. Using these examples and more, take a fresh look at one of the most turbulent and transformative periods in American history—and the enduring debate about what it means to be human.
Event Id: 186274, , 07/26/2012 - 07/26/2012, Continuing Ed & Conference Ctr, Room 83 - 1890 Buford Ave, St Paul, M