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Ambassador Ferenc Kumin, PhD - Consul General of Hungary

and

The New York Hungarian Scientific Society

Invites you to an a lecture:

THE AMERICAN DREAM: JOSEPH PULITZER - THE MAN BEHIND A LEGEND

by Dr. Péter Fónyad

on Thursday May 25th, 2017

6:30-7:00 reception

7:00-8:00 lecture


venue: Consulate General of Hungary (227 East 52nd Street, New York City)

Kindly R.S.V.P before May 24th

Suggested donation 10 USD - All donations benefit the NYHSS


Abstract:

Joseph PULITZER was born in Mako, Hungary, in 1847 and died in the US, in 1911. Many people know of the Pulitzer Prize but who is the man behind the prize? He was a Hungarian-American newspaper publisher at the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. In 1864, at the age of 17, Pulitzer arrived in America to fight in the Civil War, without a penny in his pocket or without knowing a word of English.

After many years of begging, he fought his way up to become one of the richest and most influential men in America. He created modern journalism and fought for freedom of the press and democracy. Pulitzer crusaded against big business and corruption. The Columbia School of Journalism was founded from his donation. Pulitzer helped set the pattern of the modern newspaper and created a journalistic style that is still used today. He helped in keeping the Statue of Liberty in New York and founded the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes which were first awarded in 1917.

About the speaker: Dr. Péter FÓNYAD

Dr Fónyad was born in Hungary, in 1941. After high school and technical school, he worked a few years as an technician until in 1967, he escaped from socialist Hungary to Vienna. In 1968 he moved to Stockholm (Sweden) where he received his medical degree at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He worked as a medical doctor in several hospitals in Stockholm and as a doctor for the Swedish government, until he retired at 70.
Dr Fónyad remained active after retirement and he is extensively studying the role of Hungarians in the American Civil War.

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