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Lyceum Audio Archives: Home

Since the college's founding, DCC's Lyceum series has presented speakers and programs on a wide variety of topics. This guide lets you listen to some of the most memorable Lyceums from the college's earliest days.

Selected Lyceum Speakers

Click on the speakers' names for more information, click on the listening links for audio recordings, click on images for sources of photographs
Date Speaker Occupation Program Title Listening Link  
5/23/1961 Eleanor Roosevelt First Lady Literacy, Democracy & Education Part 1, Part 2  "Eleanor Roosevelt speaks into WFDR microphone" by Kheel Center, Cornell University Library, licenced under CC BY 2.0
2/9/1967 William O. Douglas Supreme Court Justice The Rule of Law and Survival Part 1, Part 2 Justice William O. Douglas
2/29/1968 Margaret Mead Anthropologist An Anthropologist Looks at America Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Margaret Mead, 1969, AMNH, Internet Archive Book Images, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
9/19/1968 Ralph Nader Author, Activist Man-Made Environmental Hazards of Our Time Part 1, Part 2 Ralph Nader 1975 by Thomas J. O'Halloran, photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
11/13/1969 William F. Buckley Author, Editor Responsible Conservatism vs. Right-Wing Extremism Part 1, Part 2 Unknown photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
2/19/1970 Gwendolyn Brooks Poet Poetry Readings Part 1, Part 2 Gwendolyn Brooks sculpture at National Portrait Gallery usage conditions apply
10/29/1970 Dick Gregory Activist, Comedian What Next? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Dick Gregory by Herman Hiller, World Telegram staff photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
10/28/1971 Jean Shepherd Radio Personality, Humorist Radio Commentary Part 1, Part 2 (no photo)
11/18/1971 Arthur C. Clarke Author, Futurist Life in the Year 2001 Part 1, Part 2 Arthur C. Clarke 1982 by Rob C. Croes, Anefo, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
12/7/1971 Barbara Walters Broadcast Journalist, Author Women and Women's Lib Part 1, Part 2 Barbara Walters 1979 by Lynn Gilbert, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
12/13/1973 Nikki Giovanni Poet Poetry Reading Full Program Nikki Giovanni circa 1980 by Elsa Dorfman, Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0
3/17/1974 Isaac Asimov Author Futurics: Considering the Consequences Part 1, Part 2 Isaac Asimov by Phillip Leonian from New York World-Telegram & Sun. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
9/23/1976 George Gallup Jr. Pollster Role of Polls in Democracy Part 1, Part 2 GeorgeGallup.gif: Uncertainderivative work: Quibik, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
3/3/1977 Alex Haley Author Roots: A Saga of Black History Part 1, Part 2 University of Texas Photograph Collection, CC BY 4.0
2/8/1979 Rev. Ralph Abernathy Civil Rights Activist Civil Rights: 1954 to Bakke Part 1, Part 2 Ralph Abernathy 1968, Library of Congress, No restrictions, via Wikimedia Commons
3/12/1981 Maya Angelou Author Black Women Today Part 1, Part 2 State Archives of North Carolina, No Restrictions
10/14/1982 Arthur Schlesinger Historian Role of Community Colleges Full Program Arthur Schlesinger Jr. 1982 by Rob Croes / Anefo, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
3/30/1995 Doris Kearns Goodwin Historian Eleanor and Franklin Full Program Doris Kearns Goodwin 2001 by John Mathew Smith, CC BY-SA 2.0


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