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Democracy in the making : the Open Forum lecture movement

Author: Arthur S Meyers
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1908, a remarkable direction in community learning began in Boston and spread across the country, becoming the Open Forum lecture movement. These locally planned, trans-denominational lectures, followed by periods for questions, were characterized as "the striking of mind upon mind." This study recovers the movement and shows what can be applied to our time. George W. Coleman brought a deep commitment to free  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur S Meyers
ISBN: 9780761859260 0761859268 0761865535 9780761865537
OCLC Number: 824525438
Description: ix, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Perspectives : the most marvelous program that ever existed --
Beginning : we have plans laid already --
Structure : helping to mould the Boston of the future --
Terre Haute : the striking of mind upon mind --
Hammond : a sturdy core of thinking, fact seeking citizens --
Du Bois : you have given me new strength and vision --
Looking ahead : an America to be.
Responsibility: Arthur S. Meyers.
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This study recovers the Open Forum lecture movement and explores its relevance. Understanding this initiative broadens our awareness of personal and community courage and democratic planning. This  Read more...

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