Tagged: Hesburgh

Hesburgh & Kennedy at 100

As an adviser to presidents, special envoy to popes, theologian, author, educator and activist, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, who would have turned 100 today, was for decades considered the most influential Catholic priest in America.  Although his career included sixteen presidential appointments, his relationship with President John F. Kennedy was especially...

An Archivist’s Eulogy for Father Hesburgh

I mourn the passing of Father Ted in a deeply personal as well as professional way. In 1978, when I was an ambitious but still young archivist, he believed in me enough to give me the chance to be University Archivist, passing over others who on paper looked to be...

Illinois Rally for Civil Rights 1964

On June 21, 1964, Soldier Field in Chicago played host to the Illinois Rally for Civil Rights. The principle speakers were Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., President and Founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, President of the University of Notre Dame. The rally, whose operating...