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Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Reporting in 2017

The 31st Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Distinguished reporting in 2017 were presented by Trustee Carla A. Hills at the Foundation’s Annual Dinner with J.J. Green, Ashley Parker, and Philip Rucker receiving recognition for their work

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Jill Abraham Hummer “First Ladies and American Women”

Professor Jill Abraham Hummer lectured on her recently published book “First Ladies and American Women: In Politics and at Home” which examines First Lady roles from Lou Hoover to Michelle Obama through the lens of American politics at the time

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Brian Becker “Economics and the Presidency”

Business schools professor, economic expert witness, and Foundation Trustee Brian Becker provided historical background on economic issues faced by several U.S. Presidents including George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gerald R. Ford

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H.W. Brands “The Golden Age of the Senate”

Historian H.W. Brands presented his lecture “The Golden age of the Senate” which focused on the three most noted members of Congress during the first half of the nineteenth century: John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster

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Victors of Character live performance

The “Victors of Character” live performance brings to life the true story of Gerald R. Ford and Willis Ward during their days on the Michigan Wolverine football team, as their character was both tested and shaped

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