When Texas Saw Red

Intro QuoteIn November 2014, the world celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Only weeks later, the United States and Cuba announced that the two countries would normalize diplomatic relations after more than fifty years, suggesting that one of the last chapters of the Cold War may be closing. With the passing of these two events, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image has selected highlights from its collection through which to explore the intricate, complicated history of the post-WWII period.  In “When Texas Saw Red,” TAMI explores the ways Cold War culture permeated Texas news, politics, home life, schools, careers, and entertainment. Join us for a peek behind the “curtain” to see uniquely Texan experiences of the national and international political context of the mid-to late twentieth century.

Begin the exhibit with The Atomic Bomb and Containment.

Curated and produced by Madeline Moya. This online exhibit is brought to you by:



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