On Thursday, December 8th, the PVC will proudly welcome John Doar '44 back to Princeton for the next installment of the Jake McCandless '51 PVC Speaker Series. His presentation, entitled "Robert Owen '52: From Student-Athlete to Public Man" will be held at 7:30 PM at Dodds Auditorium inside Robertson Hall, and will be free of charge and open to the public.
The Jake McCandless '51 PVC Speaker Series presents: John Doar '44
Thursday, November 8th, 7:30 PM
Dodds Auditorium at Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School
Doar, the 2000 recipient of the Class of 1967 PVC Citizen-Athlete Award, and the 1975 recipient of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson Award, placed himself squarely at the center of the civil rights movement from 1960-1967 as an attorney with the United States Justice Department and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. He was with James Meredith as he tried to register as the first black student at the University of Mississippi in 1962, he helped prevent rioting after civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in 1963 and he was with President Johnson as he signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law, describing it as "one of the greatest pieces of legislation ever enacted" (read Doar's full bio here).
To view Doar's page in the "PVC Speaker Series" section of this site, click here.
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