It has been 75 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, the crowning achievement of his far-reaching New Deal. No period in our nation’s history so thoroughly, so vitally, and so enduringly transformed American public life as the eight years between Roosevelt's first inauguration and U.S. entry into World War II.
Join Bruce Schulman, Professor of 20th Century U.S. History and Chair of the Department of History, as he reconstructs this dramatic episode in America’s history using FDR’s fireside chats, newsreels and photos, and explores its continuing relevance for today’s economically challenging times. The program will be followed by a light reception.
Discoveries, a lecture and learning series that taps the strength of Boston University faculty to give alumni a deeper look into the world and their lives, is brought to you by your BU Alumni Association and the College of Arts & Sciences.
Registration is free to BU students; $15 for other BU community members.