The Sixties

These videos and podcasts by eminent scholars, master teachers, and other speakers open a variety of ways to explore American history. The presentations range from two- or three-minute interview clips to hour-long lectures. Whether you watch them in class, assign them to your students for homework, or download them to your iPod for a long road trip, each one can give you new insight into the past.

Political and Social Legacies of the Sixties

Speaker(s): Michael Flamm Duration: 52 minutes 16 seconds

Religion vs. Spirituality in 1960s America

Speaker(s): Michael Kazin Duration: 52 minutes 31 seconds

The Changing Face of the Supreme Court in American History

Speaker(s): A. E. Dick Howard Duration: 46 minutes 36 seconds

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Speaker(s): Sergei Khrushchev Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 25 seconds

The Origins of the Vietnam War

Speaker(s): John Prados Duration: 54 minutes 59 seconds

“Let the Word Go Forth”: Symbols and Images in JFK’s Inaugural Address

Speaker(s): Barbara Perry Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 18 seconds

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

The Origins of the Cold War

Speaker(s): John Lewis Gaddis Duration: 58 minutes 10 seconds

America at the End of the Twentieth Century, Part 2

Speaker(s): James T. Patterson Duration: 55 minutes 21 seconds

Brown v. Board of Education and Its Effect on Civil Rights

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer Duration: 54 minutes 15 seconds

Defining the Twentieth Century

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers Duration: 57 minutes 58 seconds

Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945–1974

Speaker(s): James T. Patterson Duration: 39 minutes 55 seconds

Great Biographies: African American Athletes

Speaker(s): Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Duration: 17 minutes 32 seconds

How did war shape the twentieth century?

Speaker(s): Jennifer D. Keene Duration: 49 seconds

Introduction to Supreme Court Controversies throughout History

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer Duration: 18 minutes 59 seconds

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Speaker(s): Anthony J. Badger Duration: 4 minutes 51 seconds

Monuments and Memorials: The South in American History

Speaker(s): Edward L. Ayers Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes 21 seconds

Nixon, Executive Power, and the Constitution

Speaker(s): R. B. Bernstein Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 21 seconds

Non-Violent Methods of Protest

Speaker(s): Anthony J. Badger Duration: 4 minutes 22 seconds

Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh Since World War II

Speaker(s): Joseph W. Trotter Duration: 17 minutes 14 seconds

The March on Washington: A Virtual Tour

Speaker(s): Clayborne Carson Duration: 15 minutes 1 second

War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars

Speaker(s): Andrew Carroll Duration: 31 minutes 24 seconds

What are the legacies of the civil rights movement?

Speaker(s): Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Duration: 3 minutes 19 seconds