“El Rito and the Power of Place in Sixties America”
El Rito Public Library Friday, February 23, 2018, 4PM
“For a short time in the late 1960s and early 1970s, El Rito was a place where anything seemed possible and where people could envision new lives for themselves and a different direction for the broader society they inhabited. That concrete and imagined place of mind and body belongs on the cultural map of Amer-ica’s grand adventure of continuous reinvention.” – David Farber, Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor, Kansas University
Historian Benjamin Klein will discuss the Sixties counterculture in El Rito. Klein edited and contributed to Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), which received a Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association.
He spent part of his childhood in El Rito.