The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office hosts as Joel P. Rhodes discusses the forces in the 1960s that shaped pre-adolescent children growing up in America.
Rhodes will speak about his book, “Growing Up in a Land Called Honalee: The Sixties in the Lives of American Children,” during a Thursday Evening Speaker Series event at 7 p.m. Thursday at 600 W. Main St.
Rhodes will examine how multiple social, cultural and political changes between President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961 and the end of the United States’ involvement in Vietnam in 1973 manifested in the lives of the young Americans.
By exploring important issues and iconic images from the period, Rhodes focuses on the immediate imprint that the decade had on these young people and on how their perspective on the era influenced them as adults.
The event is free.