Peace series opens with look at movements of the past

Norman Public Library Central dives into the topic of peace in a violent world in its three-part series "Making Peace," presented thanks to the support of the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The first edition of the program will be "A Thing of Stone: Peace Movements in American History," presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Lowry Room.

Dr. John Kinder, Associate Professor of History at Oklahoma State University, looks at how peace movements have affected different eras of American history in setting the stage for where the world is today. He said peace movements during war times like the Vietnam War have had some effect but perhaps not what many people remember, part of what he will tackle in his presentation.

Teens or adults are invited to attend, and registration is not required in advance.

The series continues with presentations Thursday, Nov. 17, and Thursday, Dec. 8, also in the library's Lowry Room.

Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of OHC or NEH.