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The Rejection of Duck and Cover: Baltimore's Revolt Against the Original Federal Homeland Security Program

February 21, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Off Campus
Contact Name: Eric Singer
Contact E-mail: esinger@ubalt.edu

Join faculty member Eric Singer for an evening with the Baltimore City Historical Society.

Singer will present "The Rejection of Duck and Cover: Baltimore's Revolt Against the Original Federal Homeland Security Program" as part of the society's Baltimore History Evenings lecture series.

Village Learning Center
2521 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Reception: 7 p.m.
Lecture: 7:30 p.m.

The event is free of charge, and War of 1812 passports will be available and stamped at the event.

Baltimore’s neighborhood civil defense block captains became more influential than local antinuclear activists in Baltimore’s 1963 revolt against civil defense. In the same way that neighborhood activists and community associations revolted against freeway plans that would have destroyed their neighborhoods, local civil defense volunteers revolted against the program as it became more militarized in the early 1960s.