Take Note: Growing Up Silent with author Judith Witmer

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We’ll introduce you to a simple, science-based diet that could get you off the dieting treadmill, but first...Time Magazine labeled those born between 1925 and 1942 as “the Silent Generation.” The 1951 cover story described those who came of age in the 1950s as “grave and fatalistic, conventional, expecting disappointment, and for women, desiring both a career and family.” What shaped the so-called Silent Generation and why were they not acknowledged? We’ll talk about that with our guest, Judith Thompson Witmer, a graduate of Curwensville High School Class of 1955. She’s also an assistant professor of education at Penn State-Harrisburg. Her book, “Growing Up Silent in the 1950s,” is self-published.

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