Author Frye Gaillard talks about his latest book, “A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost.”
The book explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times including civil rights, black power, women’s liberation, the Vietnam War and the protests against it.
Gaillard also examines the cultural manifestations of change in music, art, religion and science and profiles icons of the decade including President John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Gloria Steinem, Janis Joplin, Rachel Carson, Andy Warhol, Billy Graham, Angela Davis and many more.
Gaillard is a writer in residence at the University of South Alabama and John Egerton Scholar in Residence at the Southern Foodways Alliance at The University of Mississippi. He is the author of more than 20 books.
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