Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

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Elizabeth Taylor 
America in Class – National Humanities Center 

Roosevelt at Rushmore

Webinar Leader

Thomas Brown

Professor of History, University of South Carolina

Webinar Details

Why was Teddy Roosevelt chosen as the fourth and last face to be sculpted into the southeastern face of Mount Rushmore? This webinar will take a closer look at Gutzon Borglum’s political support for Roosevelt in order to analyze the aspects of his personality and ideas that the Rushmore monument dramatizes. We will discuss Roosevelt's views on nature and the strenuous life, and we will explore his application of those concepts to public issues of race and war. Join us for a re-examination of Borglum’s effort to depict in granite one of the liveliest and most intellectually vigorous American presidents.