A conversation with author Maurice Fitzpatrick on "John Hume in America: From Derry to D.C."
In his seminal book, John Hume in America: From Derry to D.C., author and filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick traces Hume’s historic role leveraging Irish-America and U.S. politics to become Ireland’s greatest peace-maker. In a moderated conversation, Fitzpatrick will discuss the threads of Hume’s philosophy of non-violence, his political vision and sense of diplomacy, and efforts to engage American politicians to help create a framework for peace in Northern Ireland.
A book signing with Mr. Fitzpatrick will follow the program. Two ticket options are available, including general admission (free) and general admission + book ($40, $35 for members). Additional copies of the book will be available for sale at the Institute’s gift shop.
In partnership with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum as well as the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum, the Institute will welcome state and local leaders for a conversation on the importance of the 2020 Census.
Museum Day is an annual celebration hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on April 4.
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Drop-In tours on the first Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. This discussion-based tour with a thematic focus offers deeper insights into the Institute’s exhibits and programs. Tours will lead into the Today’s Vote program where visitors can debate and vote on Senate legislation.