Resilient America: The 1968 Election and Beyond
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Professor Michael Nelson, the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College, a Senior Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, and a Fellow at Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History, will be presenting "Resilient America: The 1968 Election and Beyond".
1968 was marked by war, riots, assassinations, and in many accounts, a nation coming apart at the seams. The presidential election that year featured some of the leading figures of 20th century American politics, including Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Nelson A. Rockefeller, George S. McGovern, Eugene McCarthy, and the three candidates who emerged to appear on the November ballot: Richard Nixon, Hubert H. Humphrey, and George C. Wallace. The campaign was dramatic and narrowly fought. More important, it set in motion developments in the political process that took a severely divided nation and brought it back together in a rare demonstration of American resilience.
A light reception will precede the event beginning at 5:30 pm, with the lecture starting at 6:00 pm. Professor Nelson's latest publication, Resilient America: Electing Nixon in 1968, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government, will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
Parking will be available on the SMU campus. FREE passes will be emailed to registered guests before the event.
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Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University
The Center for Presidential History at SMU is dedicated to exploring the story and legacy of the nation’s chief executives through cutting-edge research, academic and public forums and production of archival records for future generations through a wide-ranging presidential collective memory project.