Unravel the historical threads, hidden in plain sight, of the Apollo 8 mission.
A Jubilee is a special anniversary of an event, especially one celebrating twenty-five or fifty year milestones. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 we have the opportunity to recover histories that have been lost to the more popular historical account of the mission and the tumultuous events 1968.
The discussion, led by Dr. Robert D Thompson, Jr. from Oregon State, will note how the, "historical threads, hidden in plain sight," are linked to current movements of today including #Black Lives Matter, Say Her Name, Moral Monday, and Standing Rock.Thompson will highlight historical threads in the tapestry of the story of Rocket Men - exemplified in the presence of the Radical Martin Luther King, Jr., the revelations of the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and the computational and engineering genius of the four sable "computers" whose hard work and tremendous perseverance against historically entrenched social forces facilitated the success of the US space program.
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