Apr 3-7 Resistance of Soviet-ordered Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968


A celebration of resistance: Prague Spring 50 events

Photo from the Josef Josten Papers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives and Special Collections
Photo from the Josef Josten Papers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives and Special Collections

The UNL Department of History will host Prague Spring 50, a major international event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Prague Spring and the aftereffects of the Soviet-ordered Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Events will take place April 3-7 at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. Registration requested.

Led by Alexander Dubček, Prague Spring was a well-intentioned, but ill-fated attempt to liberalize the authoritarian political system, and it would take another 20 years before the dissident playwright Václav Havel would lead one of the greatest political revolutions of our lifetime – the Velvet Revolution.

Speakers will reflect on Prague Spring and 1968, twenty years of “normalization” behind the Iron Curtain and the significance and meaning of the Velvet Revolution.

Date and Time:  Tue, Apr 3, 4:30 p.m. -Sat, Apr 7, 6 p.m.
Location: Sheldon Museum of Art .  12th & R Streets
Registration is requested.
To register, go to:  https://praguespring50.unl.edu/

Schedule: https://praguespring50.unl.edu/schedule

More details at: https://go.unl.edu/7gm6

http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/olliatunl/7815/44571

 

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