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Illinois State University, sparked by the striking images at the 2009 ADP National Meeting, hosted the Thoughts on Democracy: Reinterpreting Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms Posters Exhibit from February 12 to May 7, 2010. The exhibit included a lecture series of three speakers: “The Impact of Fear on Contemporary Political Dialogue,” “A Manifesto of Power and Ideals: FDR’s Four Freedoms Speech in Historical Perspective” and “Visual Culture and American Modernism in the 1930s and 1940s: Figuration and Abstraction.” We examined how a special effort was made to target the exhibit beyond the traditional social science and humanities audiences for civic and political engagement efforts.


Presentation at the 2010 American Democracy Project National Meeting



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