Category Archives: History

SASW Speakers’ Series: Czechoslovakia in 1968

  The SASW and Friends of Slovakia (FOS) present:  “Slovakia in 1968: Historical Complexities and Long-term Legacies” Saturday, April 21, 2:30 pm Thomas Jefferson Library 7415 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA Dr. Carol Skalnik Leff (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) will discuss the role Slovakia played in the Prague Spring and its aftermath.  Her lecture will consider two issues.  First, it […]

November 17th – The Velvet Revolution

November 17th marks the beginning of the Gentle Revolution (Nežná revolúcia) or Velvet Revolution in 1989. On this date, riot police suppressed a student demonstration in Prague commemorating the 50th Anniversary of a violently suppressed demonstration against Nazi occupation.  This event sparked a series of demonstrations in Prague and other cities in Czechoslovakia from November 19th into […]