DC Science Cafe: The Space Race in Black and White
During the Kennedy administration in the early 1960s, the advent of the Space Age converged with the Civil Rights movement. The President looked to federal hiring as an early step to reduce racial discrimination and its erosive and divisive social consequences.
Join documentarians and authors Richard Paul and Steven Moss in a discussion about the experience of African Americans as they became participants in the nascent Space Age at a time when their nation had begun acknowledging the injustices of discriminatory and segregationist policies and laws but had yet to repudiate and transcend them.
This, the seventeenth of an ongoing series of DC Science Café events, is brought to you with support from DC Science Writers Association and encouragement from Busboys and Poets.
Free and open to all!
Mark your calendar this instant. We look forward to seeing you at the next DC Science Cafe!
For more info, contact Ivan Amato
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