Lowell Lecture

Frye Gaillard’s, A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence

Date & Time

March 26, 2019 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Suffolk University - Sargent Hall
Fifth Floor Commons
120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
Driving Directions


Frye Gaillard; Robert Poulton

Presenting Organization

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University


Current Affairs History Politics


Susan Spurlock (publicpolicy@suffolk.edu, 617-994-6899)

March 26, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m., Sargent Hall, Fifth Floor Commons, 120 Tremont Street, Boston

Author Frye Gaillard will discuss his recent book, A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence. Frye Gaillard has given us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller’s eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times ― civil rights, black power, women’s liberation, the War in Vietnam, and the protests against it. But he also examines the cultural manifestations of change ― music, literature, art, religion, and science ― and so we meet not only the Brothers Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X, but also Gloria Steinem, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Harper Lee, Mister Rogers, James Baldwin, Andy Warhol, Billy Graham, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, Angela Davis, Barry Goldwater, and the Beatles. The evening’s moderator is Robert Poulton, Vice President, Marketing & Branding, NBC10 Boston, NECN & Telemundo Boston.

Praise for A Hard Rain

“A Hard Rain is essential reading for a time when an American president has willfully ignored the hard-earned lessons from our passage through the most tumultuous decade of social change since the Civil War.” ~Howell Raines, former executive editor, The New York Times, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP: publicpolicy@suffolk.edu