Mentor Library’s Cold War series explores the crises of 1956

Discover how the Cold War nearly came to a boiling point in 1956 during a special online program from Mentor Public Library.

Discover how the Cold War nearly came to a boiling point in 1956 during a special online program from Mentor Public Library.

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will continue his series on the history of the Cold War during a special online program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23.

He’ll discuss a series of crises that all contributed to rising tensions globally, including the crushing of democracy in Hungary, the Suez Crisis, turbulence in Poland, and even the Montgomery bus boycott.

This program is free and open to all. It will be broadcast online using Zoom. Those who wish to watch can register on our online event calendar. This program will also be recorded and available for viewing at a future date on the our website, Facebook, and YouTube page.

This special program is the second in a 4-part series about the history of the Cold War. The first talk focused on the years after World War II and the rising tension that led to the Berlin Blockade. This talk can be viewed in its entirety on our website.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II, the American Revolution and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.

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