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David Farber on 50 years after “Chicago ’68”

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Nightviews Speaker Series presents
David Farber ’74

Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor, Modern America, University of Kansas
Author of Chicago ’68
Fifty Years after “Chicago ’68”

The Parker community and public at large are welcome to attend a special evening with author, professor, historian and Parker alum David Farber ’74.

Fifty years have passed since the historic 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago that Farber reconstructs in his classic book Chicago ’68. At this gathering, Farber will talk about what 1968 meant to both the progressive and conservative political movements in the U.S. and the potential effect of a 50-year perspective on our political culture today and in the future.

David Farber is the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas. His books include Chicago ’68, The Sixties: From Memory to History, Everybody Ought to be Rich and The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism. His history of the American Sixties, The Age of Great Dreams, has been taught in in over 1000 college classrooms. He has lectured on American political history all over the United States and in China, Russia, Lebanon, Indonesia, Japan, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Parker’s Nightviews Speaker Series provides a public forum for conversation on world perspectives featuring talks on current issues in education, art, society, politics, psychology and science. Throughout the years, thought leaders from across the nation, as well as members of Parker’s faculty and administration, have delivered lectures in this series.

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