After Words

After Words: James Patterson, "The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America," hosted by Prof. Daryl Scott, Howard University

About the Program

The historian explores a year that he says began with a sense of optimism but that ended with a bitterly divided country and a conservative resurgence that would define later decades.  In 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, sent additional U.S. troops into Vietnam and presided over the race riots in major cities.  The Bancroft Prize winning historian discusses the pivotal year with former Howard University History Chair and author of "Contempt & Pity," Daryl Michael Scott.

About the Authors

James Patterson

Mr. Patterson is Ford Foundation Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University.  He is also the author of "Restless Giant," "Brown v. Board of Education," and "Grand Expectations," which won the 1997 Bancroft Prize in American History.


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After Words: James Patterson, "The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America," hosted by Prof. Daryl Scott, Howard University

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, November 25th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, November 19th at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, November 18th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, November 17th at 10pm (ET)
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