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    Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum director Dawn Hammatt gave a virtual tour of the facility in Abilene, Kansas. The museum showcases the legacy of the nation’s 34th…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower - "Champion of Peace"

    Dwight D. Eisenhower engaged in diplomatic and peacemaking efforts throughout his military career and presidency. This was the focus of a program featuring curatorial team members Troy…

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    Eisenhower's Treasury and Defense Secretaries

    James Worthen talked about President Eisenhower’s treasury and defense secretaries, and how their personalities and styles influenced administration policies. Both men -- one with no government…

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    The Chautauqua Movement and Women's Suffrage

    Scholar Sarah Bell talked about the relationship between the Chautauqua movement and women’s suffrage in the late nineteenth century. She explained how the educational movement evolved from…

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    World War I and the Origins of the Fossil Fuel Era

    History and environmental studies Professor Brian Black detailed how World War I led to a dramatic world-wide increase in the production and use of fossil fuels, especially petroleum.…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the West

    Timothy Rives explained how Dwight D. Eisenhower’s western upbringing influenced his personal code of behavior and his actions as a military and political leader. The 34th president was…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Campaign Announcement

    General Dwight D. Eisenhower (Retired) kicked off his presidential campaign from his hometown of Abilene, Kansas. At the start of 1952, General Eisenhower was still in the military, serving as NATO Supreme Allied…

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    Eisenhower and Public Relations

    Pam Parry, author of Eisenhower: The Public Relations President, talked about how President Dwight Eisenhower transformed the relationship between the president and public relations. She…

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    Kansas City Monarchs

    Phil Dixon talked about the history of the Kansas City Monarchs, the longest-running franchise in the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues. Mr. Dixon spoke about the significance of the…

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    Roosevelt's Role in Preparing for D-Day

    Nigel Hamilton talked about President Roosevelt’s role in preparing the allied forces for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He argued that Roosevelt, by pushing for earlier military…

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    Life on the Battlefield During World War II

    Three veterans who served on the front lines of World War II talked about their military service leading up to and including D-Day. This was one of several events hosted by the Dwight D.…

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    Life on the Home Front During World War II

    Wives and children of World War II soldiers talked about working for the war effort on the home front during the 1940s. They spoke about writing letters to enlisted men abroad, how schools…

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    Eisenhower's Decision to Begin D-Day Invasion

    Timothy Rives talked about the night Eisenhower decided to proceed with the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Mr. Rives argued that what Eisenhower said, who was present, and what time it…

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    Eisenhower: The White House Years

    Jim Newton recounts the tenure of President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961). The author refutes the commonly held criticism that President Eisenhower was complacent by citing his transformation of an $8…

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    Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point

    Joe Drape talked about his book Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country and Football at West Point at the annual Eisenhower Legacy Dinner. He talked about how cadets at the U.S. Military…

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    General Patton's Photographs

    Kevin Hymel showed photographs taken by General George S. Patton, Jr. during World War II which he first presented in this book Patton’s Photographs: The War As He Saw It. Mr. Hymel had…

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    President Eisenhower - Civil Rights Legacy

    Panelists considered the civil rights legacy of President Eisenhower. The first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction was enacted while President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the…

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    General Eisenhower and the Documentation of the Holocaust

    Professor Harry Reicher talked about an episode which occurred in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust. While liberating concentration camps and witnessing sights that “beggar description,” General Eisenhower…

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    Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era

    Christopher Bright talked about his book Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He researched the book at the…

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    World War II Remembered Veterans Panel

    A panel discussion was held by veterans of World War II. Tim Rives opened the program by reading a letter in honor of the event from General John S.D. Eisenhower, a World War II veteran and…

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