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Speaker Series: Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till by Elliott J. Gorn

The Loyola University Chicago Libraries Speaker Series event took place on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  Our featured author was Loyola Professor, Elliott J. Gorn, PhD, of the Department of History.  His latest book, Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till, examines the life of a 14-year-old Chicago boy who was brutally murdered in 1955 in Mississippi, […]

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2016 Race to the White House: Speaker Series (photos)

On November 7, 2016 the Loyola University Libraries welcomed Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, PhD for the Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series: 2016 Race to the White House: Its Highs, Lows, and Historical Precedents. She discussed the highs and lows of the 2016 election to consider how unprecedented this unforgettable race was and how it […]

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Carl Sandburg: Troubadour for Our Times? (photos)

On April 7, 2016 the Loyola University Libraries presented: Troubadour for Our Times? A Panel Discussion on the Relevance of Carl Sandburg for Millennial Chicago featuring panelists Melissa Bradshaw (Department of English, Loyola University Chicago), Tony Fitzpatrick (artist, poet, and actor), and Bill Savage (Department of English, Northwestern University) and moderated by Robert Bucholz (Chair, […]

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The People and Places That Influenced Ernest Hemingway (video)

On March 16, 2016, The Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series welcomed educator, Hemingway scholar, and Loyola alumna Nancy W. Sindelar (PhD ’87). Dr. Sindelar spoke about “The People and Places That Influenced Ernest Hemingway.” Her program focused on the people, places, and activities that shaped the legendary author who courted life-threatening adventures and […]

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