Loading Events

Free First Sunday Drop-in Discussion

Sunday, August 1, 12:00pm and 2:00pm

1950’s America was a time of great economic and social growth, yet a cloud of doomsday hung over the land. Both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. stockpiled nuclear weapons creating a sense of atomic fear, and spread propaganda portraying each other as the “evil empire.” This short talk by docent Art Norman will examine how Nikita Khrushchev’s bluntness was interpreted by America. He will look at six key events: the death of Stalin, the kitchen debate with Richard Nixon, his visit to America, the infamous shoe incident, the Cuban Missile ¬†Crisis, and the Berlin Wall.