FDR Lecture on Wednesday

October 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Posted in events | Comments Off on FDR Lecture on Wednesday

The Center for Disability Resources and Paul V. Galvin Library are co-sponsoring a lecture by Richard Harris, Director Emeritus of Disabled Student Development at Ball State on Wednesday, October 24 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Siegel Hall Auditorium.

FDR: Elected in Spite of or Because of his Disability?” will utilize rare pictures and video as Harris explores FDR’s “splendid deception” and shares how FDR’s disability influenced his leadership style. Severely disabled by polio in 1921, Franklin Delano Roosevelt went on to serve two terms as governor of New York and 12 years as President of the United States. Harris argues that FDR was elected because of and not in spite of his disability, and he asks what consequences does the FDR story have for today’s complex disability conditions? In this election season, this should be a close-up and fascinating look at our 32nd President of the United States.

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