Events at the Nixon Library

The Nixon Library hosts a variety of special events, exhibits, lectures and concerts throughout the year.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

“Nixon and Europe,” A Lecture with Luke Nichter

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Luke Nichter

Lecture and Book Signing

White House Tapes expert and author of Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic World

Free Event Admission

The U.S.-European relationship remains the closest and most important alliance in the world. Since 1945, successive American presidents each put their own touches on transatlantic relations, but the literature has reached only into the presidency of Lyndon Johnson (1963-9).

This first study of transatlantic relations during the era of Richard Nixon shows a complex, turbulent period during which the postwar period came to an end, and the modern era came to be on both sides of the Atlantic in terms of political, economic, and military relations.

Luke A. Nichter is an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University – Central Texas, and a noted expert on the Nixon tapes. His current book project is Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and the Decline of the Eastern Establishment, to be published by Yale University Press. Luke is also the co-author, with Douglas Brinkley, of the New York Times bestseller The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972 and sequel volume, entitled The Nixon Tapes: 1973.
Luke is a former founding Executive Producer of C-SPAN’s American History TV and his work has appeared in or has been reported on by the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and the Associated Press. His website, nixontapes.org, offers free access to all 3,000 hours of publicly released Nixon tapes as a public service.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Meet Lee Edwards

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FREE EVENT ADMISSION

Lecture and Book Signing

Author of Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty

Lee Edwards is the preeminent historian of the conservative movement. But as this riveting memoir makes clear, he has not simply observed conservatism as a detached scholar; he has been active on the national stage longer than any other conservative in America.
Since committing his life to pro-freedom and anticommunist efforts as a young man in 1956, he has been present at nearly every major event of the modern conservative movement. In his tireless pursuit of liberty, Dr. Edwards has combined politics, policy, and philosophy.
Lee Edwards’s memoir appears at a critical time in the history of American conservatism. In an inspiring final chapter aimed at the rising generation, Dr. Edwards shows how conservatives can remain a major political and philosophical force in America.

He is the distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation, is a leading historian of American conservatism and the author or editor of 25 books.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Panel Discussion: Emmett Till

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Panel Discussion: Emmett Till

Panelists:

  • Devery Anderson, author of Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement
  • Wheeler Parker, cousin of Emmett Till and eyewitness to Till’s kidnapping
  • Alex Foster, executive producer of the upcoming mini series based on Anderson’s book
  • Frank Gannon (moderator), former White House Special Assistant to President Nixon

Devery Anderson offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath.

It tells the story of Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless flirtation at a country store in the Mississippi Delta. Anderson utilizes documents that had never been available to previous researchers, such as the trial transcript, long-hidden depositions by key players in the case, and interviews given by Carolyn Bryant to the FBI in 2004 (her first in fifty years), as well as other recently revealed FBI documents. Anderson also interviewed family members of the accused killers, most of whom agreed to talk for the first time, as well as several journalists who covered the murder trial in 1955.

This book will stand as the definitive work on Emmett Till for years to come.

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