The St. Louis Public Library is proud to partner with the 2014 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival, the 2014 U.S. Grant Symposium, Cinema St. Louis, Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation, and the Missouri Humanities Council to present three outstanding programs in April and May 2014.
The 2014 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival celebrates the humanities in the St. Louis region by exploring the theme “Migration and Mobility.” Dr. Ronald C. White presents My Family is America on April 5 at 3 p.m. in Central Library. He discusses Ulysses S. Grant’s life and the nomadic nature of 19th-century American society. White is the author of A. Lincoln: A Biography and is currently writing a comprehensive biography of Grant, American Ulysses. He is a Fellow at the Huntington Library, a Visiting Professor of History at UCLA, and a Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum. Co-sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council, and Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation in conjunction with the 2014 U.S. Grant Symposium.
Cinema St. Louis and the 2014 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival brings John Ford’s classic film The Grapes of Wrath to Central Library’s Auditorium on April 6 at 1:30 p.m. Gaylyn Studlar, the David May distinguished professor in the humanities and director of the Film and Media Studies Program at Washington University, introduces the movie. She is co-editor of the anthology “John Ford Made Westerns.” Co-sponsored by Cinema St. Louis and the 2014 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival.
The 2014 U.S. Grant Symposium program is co-sponsoring a discussion by Dr. John F. Marszalek on Warriors of the New Warfare, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman that takes place on May 3 at 3 p.m. in Central Library’s Auditorium.
For more information on 2014 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival events, visit mohumanities.org.
For more information on the 2014 U.S. Grant Symposium, visit http://symposium.mocivilwar.org.
St. Louis Public Library's Calendar of Events and Catalog are here.