October 12th, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Robert Blaemire | Birch Bayh: Making a Difference
Author Robert Blaemire presents on one of the most legendary US senators of our time, Birch Bayh. Blaemire's book reveals a life and career dedicated to the important issues facing Indiana and the nation, including civil rights and equal rights for women. Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, right before the Great Depression, Birch Bayh served more than 25 years in the Indiana General Assembly (1954–1962) and the United States Senate (1963–1981). His influence was seen in landmark legislation over his tenure, including Title IX, the 25th Amendment, the 26th Amendment, Civil Rights of the Institutionalized, Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act, and the Bayh-Dole Act. Bayh was also the author, chief Senate sponsor, and floor leader of the Equal Rights Amendment and successfully led the opposition to two Nixon nominees to the Supreme Court. Robert Blaemire profiles not only the prolific career of this remarkable senator but also an era when compromise and bipartisanship were common in Congress.
All programs are free of charge and take place at the Library (111 Adams Avenue, Lewes, DE). We request people register for the programs, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, people can go to our website (www.lewes.lib.de.us) or call us at 302-645-2733. Copies of the book will be available for sale by Browseabout Books and Mr. Blaemire will sign copies afterwards.