Downs, Ph.D., is Professor of History and Director of American Studies at Connecticut College. In this talk, Downs will explain how the outbreak of HIV in the early 1980s caused many historians, journalists, and others to portray the 1970s as a period of unfettered sex in order to explain the outbreak of HIV in the 1980s. As a result, we have a diluted picture of the 1970s. HIV changed how we narrated the history of the 1970s. This talk corrects this misinterpretation by uncovering forgotten episodes from the decade.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212
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