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Online Program - “I would like to express my views . . .”: Kansans Write to Congress, 1960-1968

Date and Time: December 7, 2020, 6:30 PM CT

Location: Ellinwood School & Community Library, 210 N Schiller Ave, Ellinwood
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What concerns were on Kansans' minds at the midpoint of the 20th century? What challenges and opportunities did rural Kansans face and how did they see their future? Drawing from historical documents from the archive of Kansas Senator Robert Dole, this presentation explores the concerns and views of everyday Kansans during the influential decade of the 1960s, a period of change for many Kansas communities. Like many of us do with members of Congress today, Kansans 50 years ago reached out to Senator Dole to share their opinions, and their stories may sound familiar. Find out what was on their minds as we use letters, oral histories, and photographs to learn more about the past's view of the present. Presented by Audrey Coleman.

This presentation will be conducted online! Contact Ellinwood School and Community Library for more information.

This presentation is part of Humanities Kansas's Crossroads: Change in Rural America Initiative.

Sponsored by: Ellinwood School & Community Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Sheri Holmes
(620) 564-2306
http://hslibrary.usd355.org/

 

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