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1972 Podcast

Humanities Kansas is turning back the clock to 1972 with a new podcast series to commemorate our upcoming 50th anniversary in 2022. The podcast, a first for HK, connects national events from 1972 to local events in Kansas, including the founding of the Kansas Committee for the Humanities, now known as Humanities Kansas.

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The 1972 podcast documents Kansas's connection to national events, including the Equal Rights Amendment, the American Indian Movement, and the presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm. It also goes local. You'll learn about the lettuce boycott in Topeka in support of the Farm Labor Movement; why western Kansas farmers protested space race funding; and the link between Smokey Bear, the conservation movement, and a Kansas artist. Through it all, we'll consider how and why Humanities Kansas got its start and its enduring importance.

Support the 1972 Podcast

The 1972 podcast has been 50 years in the making. Your tax-deductible donation to Humanities Kansas makes it a reality in 2022. 

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Stories Wanted

50 years would not have been possible without you. Do you have stories or photos from Humanities Kansas's last 50 years? Email them to Tracy Quillin, Associate Director, or call 785-357-0359.

Test Your 1972 Knowledge

Listen to podcast teaser. Can you name all the people featured in the audio clips? 
Answers here (no peeking!)



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