Adored by his followers for his wit and eloquence, disparaged by his opponents for his wisecracks and erudition, Governor Adlai E. Stevenson II set an undeniable standard for political speechmaking in his two bids for the presidency. This non-partisan Illinois Humanities Council presentation showcases Stevenson’s humor, his dedication to world peace, and his concern for education, patriotism, and participatory democracy. Co-sponsored by the Vernon Area Public Library and the Stevenson Foundation.
Registration is required. Register online at http://calendar.vapld.info, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any public service desk in the library.