Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968

Elizabeth Dole Gallery & Reading Room 2350 Petefish DriveLawrence,

In 1961, Kansas, with the rest of the United States, found itself at a political, social, and cultural crossroads. Featuring a selection of constituent letters written to then-Congressman Bob Dole from the collections of the Dole Archives, this original exhibit curated by Kansas history scholar Virgil Dean offers a window into the hopes and fears […]

Bring Your Own Chair

The Dole Institute of Politics 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence, KS

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” -Shirley Chisholm The Bring Your Own Chair project is inspired by Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s words and lifetime of work to promote a more inclusive democracy. Chisholm was the first black woman elected to Congress in 1968 and the first black candidate to run for the presidential nomination […]