A 1963 demonstration in Yellow Springs over efforts to integrate a white-owned barbershop that wouldn’t serve black customers.
Credit courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College
Five years ago, here at WYSO, we found a room full of old and dusty audio tapes in a moldy basement room. They contained programs going back to WYSO’s first broadcast in 1958.
With a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and help from the Greene County Public Library, we began to catalog and digitize more than 200 hours of those tapes, and today we begin to share them with you.
All this year we’ll focus on the 60s and 70s – to show how we lived and how the country was changing.
Prototype Mustang being flight tested at Wright Field.
Credit Dan Patterson Archival Collection
Seventy years ago, the country was deep into World War Two, and the US was on the offensive in the air. Commentator Dan Patterson says that the big US four engine bombers were being shot down in shocking numbers.
Think about this: on one mission, we lost sixty bombers. That's six hundred men. It was just too much.
The US needed a fighter plane with long pegs, one that could go all way deep into Germany and protect the bombers, essentially win the air war and provide the long sought after supremacy of the air.