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  • A Civil Rights Milestone  June 11 1963
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    A Civil Rights Milestone, June 11, 1963

    Callie Crossley moderated a discussion of the historic events of June 11, 1963. On that day two black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, were barred entry to the University of Alabama by…

  • emOn the Brinkem
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    On the Brink

    Panelists discussed the thirteen days in October of 1962, during which there were Soviet missiles in Cuba aimed at the United States. In addition, a brief film of President Kennedy…

  • Eisenhowers Farewell Address
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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

  • JFK MLK and RFK 19601968 Part 1
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    JFK, MLK, and RFK: 1960-1968, Part 1

    Theodore Sorensen, Special Counsel to President Kennedy; Harris Wofford, President Kennedy’s chairman for the Subcabinet Group on Civil Rights; Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pillar of…

  • Arthur Schlesinger Jr Memorial Service
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    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Memorial Service

    A memorial service for the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was held in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. He was praised as a preeminent American historian and a Renaissance man.…

  • Presidential Speechwriters
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    Presidential Speechwriters

    Presidential speechwriters discussed the art of capturing the president’s voice, communicating his ideas, and inspiring the public. They shared memories of the presidents with whom they…

  • Civil Rights Movement in 1963
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    Civil Rights Movement in 1963

    Panelists discussed the events in 1963 that forced leaders to focus on the Civil Rights Movement. They talked about the continued segregation and discrimination against African-Americans,…