COUNTDOWN resources - 1962

This list is growing. Primary sources for the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the early sixties. This is Franny's world in Countdown, which is book one of the Sixties Trilogy, published 2010 by Scholastic Press.
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We Choose to go to the Moon! Primary source links for JFK's speech about putting a man on the moon, Sept. 12, 1962.

nice Today we celebrate the anniversary of one of the most influential speeches in American history : space

sandypoint:  The CIA’s Missile Range Map during The Cuban Missile Crisis

Expert: Cuba could hit U. with EMP death blow Panama Canal discovery suggests 'defensive' missile capable of carrying nuke

Pete Seeger’s banjo. "This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender."

Photo: Pete Seeger’s homemade banjo with inscription, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." Pete Seeger is one of the most important figures in the history of American folk music.

Duck and Cover public service announcement film

Duck and Cover was a social guidance film produced in 1951 by the United States federal government's Civil Defense branch shortly after the Soviet Union bega.

JFK's Doodles From a Meeting at the Height of the Cuban Missile Crisis

JFK's Doodles From a Meeting at the Height of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tom Lehrer - We Will All Go Together When We Go. 1959

Tom Lehrer - We Will All Go Together When We Go [Comedy/Satire] Sadly more relevant than ever

During Cuban Missile Crisis. Brothers Robert Kennedy, left, and John Kennedy, speak at the White House, in Washington, in an undated photo during John Kennedy's presidency. Bobby was one of JFK's most trusted advisors and worked closely with the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also made a significant contribution to the African-American Civil Rights Movement.    Credit: AP Photo

Robert F. Kennedy

During Cuban Missile Crisis. Brothers Robert Kennedy, left, and John Kennedy, speak at the White House, in Washington, in an undated photo during John Kennedy's presidency. Bobby was one of JFK's most trusted advisors and worked closely with the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also made a significant contribution to the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Credit: AP Photo

"We Choose to Go to the Moon!" A snippet of this speech is in scrapbook one of Countdown.   JFK RICE UNIVERSITY MOON SPEECH Sept. 12, 1962

On May President John F. Kennedy gives his famous "Man on the Moon" speech in which he promises to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, peace activism provided a focus for social protest. Jefferson Poland among "Ban-the-Bomb" marchers, 1962. Photo by Bob Gill.

In the late and early peace activism provided a focus for social protest. Jefferson Poland among "Ban-the-Bomb" marchers, Photo by Bob Gill.

A Is For Atom (1952)

Although the "Atoms for Peace" campaign was formally launched in corporate America began to promote peaceful uses of atomic energy as early as the firs.

Women Strike for Peace march, July 15, 1962, Mercury, Nevada. Photo by Harvey Richards.

Women Strike for Peace march, July Mercury, Nevada. Photo by Harvey Richards.

pete seeger’s banjo: “this machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender”

Photo: Pete Seeger’s homemade banjo with inscription, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." Pete Seeger is one of the most important figures in the history of American folk music.

About Fallout (1963)

About Fallout Vintage atomic and nuclear film discusses the physics, effects and defense against nuclear fallout.

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