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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will deliver the lecture “Tumult, Tragedy and Hope: America in 1968 from a Half Century’s Perspective,” at the 23rd annual Governor's Lecture in the Humanities at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

The lecture is presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN) with co-sponsors E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues and the University of Nebraska.

Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. His bestseller, “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House,” won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. His most recent book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times bestsellers list. Meacham’s 2015 presidential biography, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” also debuted at No. 1. 

At the Lied Center, Meacham will explore the watershed year of 1968 and its long-term effects after 50 years. The lecture is free and open to the public, but advance ticket reservations are recommended. Nearly 1,900 lecture tickets have already been distributed by the Lied Center.

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Anyone who wishes to learn more about the significance of 1968 is welcome to contact the Lied Center box office for free tickets at 402-472-4747. Tickets can also be acquired online through a link on the HN website: humanitiesnebraska.org.

For those unable to secure tickets, the lecture will be streamed live online at enthompson.unl.edu and broadcast on Lincoln City and Educational TV channels, State Channel 4 and University of Nebraska-Lincoln KRNU radio 90.3 FM.

For more details about the lecture, contact Humanities Nebraska at 402-474-2131 or info@humanitiesnebraska.org.

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