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The Soul of America
We will read and discuss the title book by Jon Meacham. He describes how our country overcame partisan fury and fear in the past, and he provides perspective on how the current critical moment in politics and life may be overcome by leadership and the will of the people. The book details the actions taken by notable presidents to fight danger and dissension. We will also read how citizen-led movements such the suffragettes, civil rights and others initiated progress towards greater democracy, even when those in power could not or would not. A large portion of the book covers 20th century crises. Some examples are the Klu Klux Klan, the depression, America First, the McCarthy era and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow laws. The Soul of America argues that we have reasons to be hopeful in these turbulent times. Gerry Lapidus has conducted OLLI book discussion classes since 2005. The classes are informal and conversational. He leads the first week’s discussion and requests volunteers to lead the remaining classes, while he serves as moderator. Please read Introduction and Chapter One for the first session. NO CLASS on September 28.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : History and Culture
Date(s) : 09/21/2020 - 11/02/2020
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 1:00-3:00PM
Location : Online
Instructor : Lapidus Gerald
Fee : $40.00
Event Status : COMPLETED