Guest Lecture: Conformity and Rebellion – The Late 1950s. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. The mid- to late-1950s were a time of important scientific, cultural, artistic, and political events. It was the era of Sputnik, James Dean, Elvis Presley, and the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Kenneth Bindas, professor and chairman of the Department of History at Kent State University, will talk about some of the people and events that influenced those coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s. Bindas will set the stage to help audiences understand the cultural significance of the “Rocket Boys” era. No registration necessary. 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4.
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