As a broadcast journalist, Mr. Perkins has accumulated more than 30 years of experience as a writer in a wide variety of subjects, from criminal courts to natural disasters.
“Hidden1960s” focuses on a specific part of world history, the years dating from the latter months of 1959 to mid-1967. Those years enveloped a transitional phase from the American post-war prosperity of the 1950s to the dramatic political and social changes for which the 1960s would ultimately be known.
Unstable governments in the post-Korean War period, the global impact of satellite communications, and the rapidly-generating pressure for social change highlighted the early-1960s, and foreshadowed events that would come to define the second half to the 20th century.
This blog seeks to illuminate those stories lost behind the headlines of the American civil rights movement, John F. Kennedy’s Camelot, the superpower political rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the armed conflict developing in Vietnam.