Dr. Hu Shih, Lake Forest, and Chinese Diplomacy during WWII (Virtual, Lake Forest Reads)

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In the summer of 1941, Dr. Hu Shih, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., delivered the commencement speech at Lake Forest College. At the time, Lake Forest, Illinois was the center of the isolationist movement, which argued that the U.S. should separate itself from troubling events in the world. Opposite on the political spectrum were the interventionists, who supported President Roosevelt's call for America to take action against the aggression and atrocities in Europe and Asia. Discover the untold story about Dr. Hu's speech and diplomacy.

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This program is part of Lake Forest Reads

Since 2012, Lake Forest Library has invited the Lake Forest community to join our One Book, One Community reading program, Lake Forest Reads. The purpose of LFR is to foster literacy, a culture of reading, and a sense of community. With support from the Friends of Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest Reads includes a month-long series of events with partners in the community focusing on themes in each year's featured novel. Learn more at lakeforestlibrary.org/lfreads.