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  • Discussion on America in the 1960s
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    America in the 1960s

    Professor Kevin Schultz talked about the politics of the 1960s and what freedom meant to different groups, including students, women, African Americans, and Latinos. He described how the goals of these…

  • 1890s American Populist Movement
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    1890s American Populist Movement

    Professor Robert Johnston and his class examined the 1890's American Populist movement. The discussion centered on Charles Postel’s book, The Populist Vision, which followed the Populist…

  • Richard J Daley and American National Politics
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    Richard J. Daley and American National Politics

    The participants reflected on the major national political events of 1955-1976, the role of Mayor Daley, and the changed landscape since his death. Mr. Axelrod moderated the forum.

  • Richard J Daley  Urban Forum
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    Richard J. Daley Urban Forum

    As part of the inaugural Richard J. Daley Urban Forum, Mayor Richard M. Daley spoke about his father’s life. Mr. Beschloss then gave the opening keynote address on the life of Richard J.…