A Conversation with Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Hugh Sidey
The Eleventh National Heritage Lecture, “Remembering the Kennedys” will be given by Pulitzer Prize Winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Hugh S. Sidey, author and TIME Magazine contributor on Wednesday, November 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation and Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
During their conversation, Schlesinger and Sidey will discuss JFK’s appeal that brought Schlesinger and the “Harvard Brain Trust” to the White House; the qualities and characteristics that JFK brought to the presidency; Jacqueline Kennedy’s legacy; and why the Camelot legend still persists.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. was appointed special assistant to President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and served in the White House throughout his administration. Among his acclaimed historical works are A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House (Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award), and Robert Kennedy and His Times (National Book Award).
Hugh Sidey has written about the American presidency for more than 40 years. He began covering Dwight Eisenhower for LIFE Magazine in 1957, and later became TIME’s political and White House correspondent. Sidey served as TIME bureau chief and has authored the column THE PRESIDENCY since 1966. He has authored or contributed to seven books on the presidency including his latest book, Profiles of the Presidents.
The National Heritage Lecture series was established in 1991 by the White House Historical Association, the United States Capitol Historical Society and the Supreme Court Historical Society to enhance knowledge and appreciation of the American system of government and the principles on which it was founded. Each lecture relates to one of the three branches of government and explores the historic and momentous events associated with its history.
The three historical societies co-sponsoring the lecture are private, non-partisan, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to research and publications centering on the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.