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MEDIA ADVISORY: Award-Winning Author, Historian David McCullough to Speak at MU

October 7th, 2015

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346,

By Sheena Rice

WHAT:  Acclaimed historian and author David McCullough will deliver the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy’s inaugural distinguished lecture at the University of Missouri. McCullough will draw from his work in the critically acclaimed books 1776 and John Adams to discuss the architects of American democracy in a lecture, “The History You Don’t Know: Lessons from the American Founders.”

WHO:  David McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian, lecturer and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. McCullough is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. His most recent book, The Wright Brothers, is a No. 1 New York Times best-seller.

WHEN:  7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7

WHERE:  Missouri Theatre
203 S. 9th Street, Columbia

NOTE:  This event is free and open to the public. Book signing following the event.

Mr. McCullough will be available for media interviews immediately following the event. Press should RSVP to the MU News Bureau at 573-882-6211 or to register for media availability. 

For more information, visit the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy.