George Mason University Commencement Address

Governor Wilder, vice chairman of the National Governors Association’s committee on agriculture and rural development, delivered the commencement… read more

Governor Wilder, vice chairman of the National Governors Association’s committee on agriculture and rural development, delivered the commencement address to the 1991 graduating class of George Mason University. Governor Wilder focused on the moral and social imperative of breaching cultural differences to forge links between people in our country and abroad. He said intolerance, ignorance, and indifference are the main opponents of fundamental human rights, and called for the students to lead in practicing tolerance and civility in order to combat violence and hate. He mentioned that he would not advocate any form of “thought police” to regulate speech on college campuses. close

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George Mason University Commencement Address

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Program ID:
18039-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
May 18, 1991 | 5:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 20, 1991 | 1:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • May 18, 1991 | 5:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 20, 1991 | 4:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 20, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 20, 1991 | 11:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 20, 1991 | 1:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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