It was 1961 when Charles Chatfield, professor emeritus of history, joined the faculty at Wittenberg. President John F. Kennedy had recently entered office. The race to space was intensifying between the Soviet Union and the United States.
The U.S. Peace Corps was established. Challenges to segregation were deepening, and women began to question their roles in society. And then there was Vietnam, a tumultuous time in American history and a time Chatfield remembers well.
An expert on the era, Chatfield now takes readers back to those years on campus — and off.
“So now it is 30 years since those experiences so deeply touched our hearts — our lives — our existence at Witt. Most of us went on to graduate in the Hollow, get jobs, marry, raise families, return for Witt reunions — and we stand at attention when The Star Spangled Banner is played — and we close our eyes and we see Mike — Chuck and Bernie — Phil [a friend and Seabee killed the day before his third tour of duty was over]. They are still our heroes — and we