Juneteenth Closure

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The Peaceniks: The Thankless Job of Trying to Keep America out of War

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Adults (Ages 18+)
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Come listen to a lecture on the history of the U.S. senators who took unpopular stands resisting the United States' rush to war in the 20th and 21st centuries. In each case, their positions gained wider acceptance with the passage of time. Robert LaFollette and George Norris in 1917; Wayne Morse and Ernest Gruening in 1964 and Paul Wellstone (Yorktown High School class of 1962) in 2002.

Arthur Amchan grew up in Arlington and attended Wakefield High School. He graduated from Miami University in 1967 and Harvard Law School in 1972. He was drafted into the Army in 1969 and spent a year in Saigon (1970-71). He has worked in the field of law for 50 years but has spent much of his spare time as an amateur historian, focusing on U.S. History, Modern Germany and Russia.