UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures - History Matters series

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History Matters series
Exploring America's defining moments, then and now, with preeminent historians and thinkers of our time

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Elaine Weiss
The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
SUN, NOV 03 / 3:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL
Prize-winning journalist and author Elaine Weiss recounts the riveting story of one of America’s greatest battles: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.
Douglas Brinkley
Presidential Leadership and Space Exploration: From John F. Kennedy to Today
THU, DEC 05 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley takes a fresh look at America’s race to the moon.
Jon Meacham
America Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future
THU, JAN 30 / 7:30 PM / THE GRANADA THEATRE
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham examines the present moment in America by looking at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear.
Jill Lepore
This America: The Case for the Nation
FRI, FEB 21 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL
Award-winning Harvard historian, New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the rise of America and an urgent reckoning with our divided nation.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
SAT, APR 18 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL
Explore the history of African-American people from the origins of slavery in Africa through the present with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of the country’s most influential cultural historians.
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