[Osher] Charles Curtis: Native American, Kansan, Vice President of the U.S.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10am to 11:30am

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Wednesdays, Jan. 26-Feb. 9, 10-11:30 a.m.

Kansan and enrolled Kaw Charles Curtis was the first person of color to serve as Vice President of the United States. From Congressman to Senator, his career spanned seven administrations before the election of Herbert Hoover with Curtis as his running mate. He died in 1936 working on Kansan Alf Landon's campaign for the presidency. His contemporaries included Will Rogers and Amelia Earhart, and his sister's feud with Alice Roosevelt Longworth made headlines until their deaths. Historian Deb Goodrich has researched his life for two decades and shares insights into his mixed-race background and the relationships that shaped his life and legacy.

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