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Truman and Hoover: WWII Food Relief

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CST

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Republican Herbert Hoover and Democrat Harry Truman may have been unlikely friends, but a common passion for public service united them and forged a bond between the two Midwesterners. As Truman faced a daunting food crisis in the aftermath of World War II, he turned to Hoover, the former head of the Food Administration and the only past president alive during Truman’s presidency, for his unique expertise. The two presidents worked together to provide food relief to millions of hungry Europeans and ended up forming a lifelong friendship.

Please join us for a special conversation with Truman Library director Kurt Graham and supervisory archivist Sam Rushay along with Hoover Presidential Library director Thomas Schwartz and supervisory archivist Craig Wright, as they discuss the relationship between the presidents in providing food relief following World War II.

Presented in honor of the 75th anniversary of Truman’s presidency, this webinar is free but registration is required.


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