UMW announces virtual Great Lives series

August 10, 2020 | Community News | University of Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington will host a series of virtual lectures on six notable U.S. presidents this summer and fall.

With large in-person gatherings currently prohibited on campus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Lives program will offer the videotaped lectures starting August 11 and continuing every other Tuesday through October 20.

Each lecture will be delivered by UMW Professor Emeritus of History William B. Crawley, who is the founding director of the Great Lives series. This year marks the completion of Professor Crawley’s 50th year on the Mary Washington faculty, during which time he has won numerous awards for teaching excellence, focusing largely on political history.

Lectures will be given on Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Woodrow Wilson and John F. Kennedy.

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