Missiles of Oklahoma Seminar Planned October 26 at SWOSU

Missiles of Oklahoma Seminar Planned October 26 at SWOSU

Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford will host a free “Missiles of Oklahoma” seminar on Thursday, October 26, featuring nationally-known author Michael Dobbs and SWOSU history instructor Landry Brewer.

The event coincides with the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Dobbs and Brewer will speak in the Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m., and the public is invited.

The seminar’s genesis started with Brewer’s research and presentation on the several Atlas missile sites, which were active in southwestern Oklahoma during the early 1960’s.  These missiles went on active alert during the crisis in October 1962. 

Dobbs will speak about the Cuban Missile Crisis. He is a journalist and author of a best-selling book about the Cuban missile crisis, One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear WarAs a reporter for The Washington Post, Dobbs witnessed anti-communist revolutions and wars in Yugoslavia, Poland, China and the Soviet Union and has written several books.

For additional information, contact Brewer at (580) 928.5533 extension 2160.