Ocean County Library Explores The American Presidency

With the 2012 Presidential Election cycle in full swing, everyone is talking about politics and the role of the presidency. Ocean County Library examines what arguably is one of the most powerful positions in the world in a series of special lectures and programs.

Dr. Clement A. Price, a member of the Scholarly Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, leads a presentation on the impact that presidents have left on civil rights issues in the United States.

He will speaks at the Toms River branch (101 Washington Street) on October 15 at 6:30 p.m. This program is presented in partnership with the Ocean County Human Relations Commission, Ocean County College, Jersey Shore PFLAG and the Toms River NAACP.

Former curator to the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission Patricia Burke leads a two-part discussion about the cultural impact that President Woodrow Wilson had on civil rights in the country at the Barnegat branch (112 Burr Street) on October 16 and 23. Reading materials will be provided at these programs, both starting at 7 p.m.

Ocean County College adjunct instructor David Lansing will lead a discussion analyzing what the country’s “Founding Fathers” would approve of in the modern American political system at the Manchester (21 Colonial Drive) branch on October 4 at 7 p.m.

Lansing will discuss the influence of politics and the media on election results at the Manchester branch on October 30 at 7 pm.

This series was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information or to register for these programs visit http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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