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Inaugural Michael Gannon Lecture
The annual Michael Gannon Lecture commemorates the achievements and scholarship of Dr. Michael Gannon, remembered at the University of Florida as an outstanding teacher and scholar, an advocate for fairness and academic integrity, and nationally known writer on Florida history and the history of World War II. Gannon’s career encompassed work as a broadcaster and author, as a priest in the Catholic Church, a professor of religion, ethics, and history, and a leader in promoting the history of Florida to both academia and the public.

Guest Speaker: Jon Meacham

Author Jon Meacham will serve as the inaugural lecture speaker, on the topic His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope. Jon Ellis Meacham is a writer, reviewer, and presidential biographer. A former Executive Editor and Executive Vice President at Random House, he is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor to Time magazine, and a former Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek. He won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. He holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Endowed Chair in American Presidency at Vanderbilt University and is a distinguished visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University.

Apr 13, 2021 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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