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Buried Secrets

Eastern anthropology expert Megan Moore puts historical questions to rest

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Hearing History

More than 3,000 people surrounded New York senator Robert F. Kennedy when he spoke outside Pease Auditorium in November 1966. In town to promote Michigan Democratic candidates for the senate and gubernatorial races, Kennedy was greeted by screams, cheers and a few youthful squeals. His speech, which has been preserved and can be heard through the University Archives, included both humorous anecdotes and serious comments on issues ranging from Medicare to the draft lottery. Both of the candidates he supported lost; Zolton Ferency in the gubernatorial race to George W. Romney and G. Mennen Williams in the senate race against Robert P. Griffin.

Photo Courtesy of Eastern Michigan University Archives

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