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Acumen Digital Archives Explorer: University of Alabama History

Helpful information about navigating the Digital Collections at UA, with collection highlights organized by subject.

UA Student Publications

Audio: Emphasis Symposium, 1967-1971

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, times were turbulent and the University of Alabama was not afraid of confronting the issues of the day, including the Vietnam war, communism, and race relations in a yearly series of speeches and panel discussions.

Emphasis 1968 program cover featuring black and white drawing of various figures

The digital audio collection includes speeches from academic experts as well as prominent figures, including

  • Senator Robert F. Kennedy
  • Senator Strom Thurmond
  • Astronaut John Glenn
  • NAACP President Roy Wilkins
  • Economist John Kenneth Glabraith
  • Secretary of State Dean Rusk
  • Governor George Wallace
  • Comedian Dick Gregory
  • Journalist Peter Jennings.

See the 1967 program and the 1968 program.

UA Photographs