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Panel to examine Ike’s speeches at Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene

April 14, 2011

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— A panel of scholars and authors convenes next week at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum to discuss the impact of two of the Kansan's landmark speeches.

The April 19 event focuses on Eisenhower's "Chance for Peace" speech, given in the early days of his presidency, and his farewell address after eight years in office.

Center director Karl Weissenbach says the two speeches show how Eisenhower was consistently concerned with peace and freedom throughout his presidency. Eisenhower, a Republican, was elected president in 1952 after a distinguished military career.

Eisenhower's museum and library are located on the grounds of his boyhood home in Abilene.

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