The US Radiological Weapons program was a top-priority research and development program by the United States military during the Cold War, however little was known about this program until a few years ago. To test the viability of radiological weapons, the US Army planned large-scale human subject experiments including open-air tests of radioactive materials in urban, suburban, and rural areas in North America. St. Louis was the Army's top choice for secret open-air experiments, and low-income areas within the city were purposely selected by the Army for open air experiments. What do we know about this program and where did we see pockets of resistance to secret open-air Cold War experiments

Presented by Dr. Lisa Martino-Taylor, a public sociologist at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

This event is made possible by the SIUE Library Speaker Series

Talks are held at public libraries in Metro East communities and are free to community members, including Lifelong Learning Institute members.

Who: Open to the general public. You do not need a library card to attend this event.

When: Wednesday, September 6, 6:30pm-8pm

Where: O'Fallon Public Library First Floor Community Room

Registration Required. Register: Click Here


Questions? Contact Stephanie at [email protected] or 618-206-4345