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A 3-event series in collaboration with the Kaufman Music Center

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]In this brand new, three-event series, different One Day University Professors deliver fascinating presentations each covering a memorable period of American history.

Then, after a short break, a group of talented students from The Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School will play excerpts of notable musical compositions from that time period.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1576609202571{margin-bottom: 30px !important;padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;background-color: #0a0a0a !important;}”]

Thursday, May 7, 2020 · 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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The American Revolution: Inside the Minds of the Founding Fathers

Long after the Revolutionary era, John Adams asked, “What do we mean by the American Revolution?” He said “the Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people,” that the real Revolution was a radical change in thinking—“the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people.”

Focusing on the ideas of such leaders as Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison and Washington, we shall examine that revolution in the principles and conflicts that characterized the revolutionary era of 1770-1800. Adams believed that through a common set of beliefs “thirteen clocks were made to strike together,” but by 1800 that unity of purpose had unraveled into violent political debate that threatened the survival of the nation. “Whether you or I were right, posterity must judge,” Adams wrote to Jefferson. We are that posterity.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Louis MasurLouis Masur /  Rutgers University

Louis Masur is a Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University. He received outstanding teaching awards from Rutgers, Trinity College, and the City College of New York, and won the Clive Prize for Excellence in Teaching from Harvard University. He is the author of many books including “Lincoln’s Last Speech,” which was inspired by a talk he presented at One Day University. His essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, and Chicago Tribune. He is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society and serves on the Historians’ Council of the Gettysburg Foundation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][button target=”_self” hover_type=”default” text=”GET TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT” link=”https://www.onedayu.com/events/the-american-revolution-inside-the-minds-of-the-founding-fathers-nyc/”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1576609295949{margin-bottom: 30px !important;padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;background-color: #0a0a0a !important;}”]

Thursday, June 4, 2020 · 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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Jazz: The Origins of an American Sound

This talk, designed for jazz fans and newcomers alike, explores America’s most distinctive music and its impact on global culture. Jazz is a genre broad in scope with the power to cross multiple borders: geographical, political, economic, racial, and religious. This lecture explores the cultural and political stories imbedded in the history of jazz, from its origins in New Orleans, Chicago and Harlem to its use as a “secret sonic weapon” during the Civil Rights Era and the Cold War.

As Professor Celenza demonstrates in this multimedia lecture featuring film clips, dance steps, historic photos, and recordings, jazz was the first musical genre shaped by modern technology and the first world-wide music phenomenon. From Ragtime and Dixieland to Swing, BeBop, Cool Jazz, and Fusion, the genre offers something for everyone.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Anna CelenzaAnna Celenza / Georgetown University

Anna Celenza is the Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music at Georgetown University. She is the author of several books, including “Jazz Italian Style: From Its Origins in New Orleans to Fascist Italy and Sinatra.” In addition to her scholarly work, she has served as a writer/commentator for NPR’s Performance Today and published eight award-winning children’s books, among them “Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue” and “Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite.” She has been featured on nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, including the BBC’s “Music Matters” and C-Span’s “Book TV.”[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][button target=”_self” hover_type=”default” text=”GET TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT” link=”https://www.onedayu.com/events/jazz-the-origins-of-an-american-sound-nyc/”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1576609313698{margin-bottom: 30px !important;padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;background-color: #0a0a0a !important;}”]

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 · 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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WWII: Surprising Stories You Never Learned in History Class

World War II is arguably the most tragic episode in human history. The six year war began in Europe spread to all corners of the globe with countless men, women, and children affected by the struggle. Millions were killed on the battlefield, in the air, and on the sea. And as everyone knows, an estimated 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis in accordance with Hitler’s master plan to exterminate them.

The chronology is well known, but during a war this complex and lengthy, there are many surprising and sometimes shocking incidents that occurred that are less well known – especially during the final chaotic days of the conflict. This lecture will explore the desperate and bizarre actions at the end of the war and the challenges confronting the allies in rescuing Holocaust prisoners, as well as the difficulties historians face in uncovering and making sense of such stories and the role of government in declassifying war documents.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Robert Watson / Lynn University

Robert Watson is the Distinguished Professor of American History at Lynn University. A frequent media commentator, he has been interviewed by CNN, MSNBC, “Time,” “USA Today,” “The New York Times,” and the BBC and others, and has appeared on C-SPAN’s “Book TV,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” He has received multiple Professor of the Year awards at Lynn and other universities, and published 40 books on topics in history and politics. His book “America’s First Crisis” won the book of the year award in history at the Independent Publishers’ awards and his book “The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn” won the Commodore Barry Book Award.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][button target=”_self” hover_type=”default” text=”GET TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT” link=”https://www.onedayu.com/events/wwii-surprising-stories-you-never-learned-in-history-class-nyc/”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1571686873981{background-color: #f2f2f2 !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1576607536473{background-color: #0a0a0a !important;}”]


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