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Charles Curtis: The First Native American Vice President

Date and Time: April 21, 2023, 10:00 AM CT

Location: Sterling College, 125 W Cooper St, Sterling
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Charles Curtis was the 31st vice president of the United States and the first member of an Indigenous tribe to hold this position. Curtis served as President Herbert Hoover's vice president from 1929 to 1933, during a time when prejudice towards Native Americans was intense and widespread. This presentation will explore Curtis's Kaw heritage and political rise from Topeka lawyer to Hoover's running mate in Washington, D.C. Presented by Erin Pouppirt.

This presentation is part of "21st Century Civics," a collection of resources that invite Kansans to participate in community discussions and learn more about the history of American democracy and the shared responsibilities of citizenship.

Sponsored by: Sterling College


For more information about this event, please contact:
Glenn Butner
(620) 278-4237


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