Daniel Ellsberg Will Speak at 21st Annual Friends of the Libraries Fall Reception
21st Annual Friends of the Libraries Fall Reception
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 6 p.m.
Campus Center Auditorium
University of Massachusetts Amherst
“In my years of service, both inside government and out. I have always firmly believed that truth-telling to the American public is an expression of the loyalty owed to the Constitution, the rule of law and the sovereign public." - Daniel Ellsberg
Closed Captioning will be available for this video next week.
Exposing deceit on the part of U.S. administrations regarding the Vietnam War, the Pentagon Papers were a major component of the Watergate scandal and resulted in a high stakes prosecution against Ellsberg that ended in a dramatic mistrial in 1973. Undaunted, Ellsberg has toiled as an activist ever since, speaking out against war and nuclear weaponry, and defending the cause of whistleblowers and freedom of the press.