David Brinkley's Son to Present Edmondson Lectures

March 9, 1998

by Alan Hunt

Dr. Alan Brinkley, a history professor at Columbia University and son of television personality David Brinkley, will present the 20th annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lectures at Baylor University March 18-19. The program is free and open to the public.

His two-lecture presentation, on the theme "Culture and Politics in the Great Depression," will be held in Miller Chapel in the Tidwell Building. The first talk, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, is titled "Persistence and Rebellion." The second, set for 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, will be on "Empathy and Community."

Brinkley earned degrees at Princeton and Harvard universities and has taught at Columbia University since 1991. Previously, he taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, and City University of New York Graduate School.

The recipient of many major awards and fellowships, Brinkley is the author or co-author of six books, including "Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression," and "The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War." His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, New Republic, New York Times, Newsweek and Time.

The Edmondson Historical Lectures, sponsored by the history department, are made possible by an endowment established by Dr. E. Bud Edmondson of Longview, to honor his father, Charles S.B. Edmondson.

For more information, contact Dr. David Hendon at (254) 710-4620.

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