On This Day – 11th of June

Posted on: Thu 11 Jun 2020

In 2019, the High Court of Botswana recognised that the nation’s criminalisation of same-sex relations was in breach of human rights and the constitution.

In 1936, the International Surrealistic Art Exhibition opened in London’s New Burlington Galleries in Mayfair. Salvador Dali presented a lecture dressed in a deep-sea diving suit, for which the helmet had to be unfastened when he began suffocating.

In 1963, JFK spoke to America over radio and television saying that ‘racial segregation was morally wrong and needed to be acted upon immediately’.

Producer Leon Bishop joins Radio Adelaide’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to elaborate on these events in history.

Image sourced: Tate Archive



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