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Four Freedoms Lectures: Freedom from Want
Saturday, January 13 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Freedom from Want: The New Deal.
(Change of presenter, as of 12/21/17)
Francis M. Coan, Ph.D., Chairman, Social Sciences Department
Professor of History, Tunxis Community College, will present a lecture on “Freedom from Want”
This presentation will focus on the successes and failures of the New Deal in addressing want among the American citizenry. Dr. Coan will provide some background on the coming and impact of the Great Depression, discuss the ideological underpinnings of the New Deal and the people who created it, examine some of the major programs intended to provide relief and a better life to Americans, and explore some alternative paths the nation might have chosen to take but did not. Plus, there will be time for questions!
Series co-sponsored by the Avon Library and Avon Senior Center
This series is made possible by a donation from the Avon Taxpayers Association and the Mitnick Trust.