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An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s

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Fri Jun 14

An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s

Doris Kearns Goodwin Promo
Fri Jun 14

An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s

featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and NYT bestseller Doris Kearns Goodwin (Gail Koppman History Lecture)

Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CT

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The Gail Koppman History Lecture is made possible through
the generosity of Ed Koppman and Katherine Koppman.
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Registration will take you to the Dallas Museum of Arts’s page. To purchase tickets, click the “Register Now” button and select the “World Affairs Council Member” option to receive the member rate.

Dick and Doris Goodwin were married to each other for 42 years and committed to American history even longer. In his thirties, Dick both named and helped design Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” effort to eliminate poverty and racial injustice and was a speechwriter and close advisor to Robert Kennedy. Doris Kearns began her career as a twenty-four-year-old graduate student when selected as a White House Fellow. She worked directly for Lyndon Johnson and later assisted with his memoir.

In the last years of Dick’s life, he and Doris spent their time opening more than 300 boxes of letters, diaries, documents, and memorabilia that they had saved for more than 50 years. The personal time capsule of the 1960s that they had collected illuminated public and private moments of central figures of the time – John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, and Lyndon Johnson.

Doris compiled these mementos into a love letter to America with hope that those who lived through the ‘60s will reconnect with the pivotal moments of that time and that the next generation will continue their unfinished story.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Doris Kearns Goodwin Headshot

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, New York Times bestseller, and presidential historian. Goodwin won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in the history category for her biography No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. In 2005, she published Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which served as the primary source for Steven Spielberg’s 2012 biographical film, Lincoln. Join the Council and the Dallas Museum of Arts in welcoming Goodwin for a discussion about her most recent book, An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s. 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Jim Falk Headshot

Jim Falk is the host of Perspectives Matter…a McCuistion Program that airs weekly on KERA-PBS (Dallas). From 2001-2021, Jim was president and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Upon his retirement in March 2021, he was elected president emeritus. Jim is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.Jim is Vice Chairman of the Board of Global Santa Fe, a trustee of World Neighbors and a member of the advisory board of The Asia Society, Texas Center and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC). He is honorary consul of the Kingdom of Morocco for New Mexico and Texas.

 

  • About the event

    Registration will take you to the Dallas Museum of Arts’s page. To purchase tickets, click the “Register Now” button and select the “World Affairs Council Member” option to receive the member rate.

    Dick and Doris Goodwin were married to each other for 42 years and committed to American history even longer. In his thirties, Dick both named and helped design Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” effort to eliminate poverty and racial injustice and was a speechwriter and close advisor to Robert Kennedy. Doris Kearns began her career as a twenty-four-year-old graduate student when selected as a White House Fellow. She worked directly for Lyndon Johnson and later assisted with his memoir.

    In the last years of Dick’s life, he and Doris spent their time opening more than 300 boxes of letters, diaries, documents, and memorabilia that they had saved for more than 50 years. The personal time capsule of the 1960s that they had collected illuminated public and private moments of central figures of the time – John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, and Lyndon Johnson.

    Doris compiled these mementos into a love letter to America with hope that those who lived through the ‘60s will reconnect with the pivotal moments of that time and that the next generation will continue their unfinished story.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Doris Kearns Goodwin Headshot

    Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, New York Times bestseller, and presidential historian. Goodwin won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in the history category for her biography No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. In 2005, she published Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which served as the primary source for Steven Spielberg’s 2012 biographical film, Lincoln. Join the Council and the Dallas Museum of Arts in welcoming Goodwin for a discussion about her most recent book, An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s. 

    ABOUT THE MODERATOR

    Jim Falk Headshot

    Jim Falk is the host of Perspectives Matter…a McCuistion Program that airs weekly on KERA-PBS (Dallas). From 2001-2021, Jim was president and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Upon his retirement in March 2021, he was elected president emeritus. Jim is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.Jim is Vice Chairman of the Board of Global Santa Fe, a trustee of World Neighbors and a member of the advisory board of The Asia Society, Texas Center and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC). He is honorary consul of the Kingdom of Morocco for New Mexico and Texas.

     

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