Thunder from the Prairie: The Life of Harold E. Hughes

Lester Buresh Center, Cornell College, 855 Palisades Rd SW, Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

Jerry Harrington, author of Thunder form the Prairie, The Life of Harold E. Hughes will give a presentation on the life of former Iowa Governor and US Senator, Harold E. Hughes.

Hughes was an impactful actor within the rise of postwar American liberalism, the conflict over the Vietnam War, and the civil rights movement, and led the effort to reform the Democratic Party to make it more open to women, minorities, and young people.