DESCRIPTION: This lecture series will provide an eye-opening, thought-provoking discussion based on the 1993 monumental book by historian / journalist David Halberstam. Ms. Delmont will discuss in depth the ideas behind Halberstam’s premise that “the ‘50’s”, remembered by most as simply a nostalgic era when nothing of any importance happened, was actually the “most important decade of the entire 20th century.” Attendees are not required to read any of the books discussed.
- Politics: The Cold War, FBI, CIA, U2, Ike, Nixon, McCarthy
- Science: Oppenheimer & the Battle over The H Bomb, Dr. Kinsey and Human Sexuality
- Civil Rights: Rosa Parks, Brown v.Bd. of Ed., The Little Rock Nine, Dr. M. L. King, Jr.
- Womens Rights: Betty Friedan, Margaret Sanger
- Lifestyles Leisure: Levittown, McDonalds, Playboy, E. J. Korvettes
- TV, Theatre, Film: Brando, Ball and Berle
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ronelle Delmont was born on the Lower-East-Side of NYC and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn. Her further education (after dropping out of Hunter College, where she was a music major) was at Broward Community College/Davie and Florida International University (BS - International Relations). Her eclectic background includes; owning an antique shop in Greenwich Village, owner of an entertainment agency, a stint working for Pan-Am Airlines and lecturing for Osher Lifelong Learning. Since 1996 Delmont has been a book reviewer and lecturer in South Florida. She currently is writing a book on the subject of the Lindbergh babykidnapping and trial. She is the publisher of an in-depth, controversial website on that subject (www.lindberghkidnappinghoax.com.) She is married to Parisian-born singer and agent, Daniel Delmont.
|3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
$51 member / $81 non-member