TITLE: Creating a Dynamic, Knowledge-based Democracy (afternoon session)
EVENT DATE: 06/25/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 126 minutes
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Afternoon session of a conference celebrating the enduring legacies of three key events that shaped America's knowledge-based democracy: passage of the Morrill Act, the founding of the National Academy of Sciences, and the founding of the Carnegie libraries. Speakers included James H. Billington, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Vartan Gregorian, Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer, Carla D. Hayden, Anthony W. Marx, David Nasaw and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Includes a wreath-laying ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial.