Bay of Pigs Myth and Reality

April 2011 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, one of the greatest American foreign policy disasters of the… read more

April 2011 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, one of the greatest American foreign policy disasters of the twentieth century. Professor Irwin Gellman talked about U.S.-Cuba relations, and the actions taken by both Presidents Kennedy and Eisenhower. He challenged conventional wisdom which blames the flawed plans on President Eisenhower in light of the new historical evidence that had become available in recent decades. 

“The Coming of the Bay of Pigs: Myth and Reality” was a pubic lecture presented by Phi Alpha Theta, The History Honor Society, in the Business Administration Building of the University of Central Florida, with the assistance of the office of the dean of the College of Arts and Humanities in association with the UCF Alumni Association, the UCF Student Government Association, the UCF History Department, and the Rollins College History Department. 

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Bay of Pigs Myth and Reality

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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Orlando, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Aug 14, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 21, 2011

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  • Aug 14, 2011 | 8:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 14, 2011 | 7:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 14, 2011 | 10:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 20, 2011 | 3:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2011 | 2:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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