Keynote: Daniel Ellsberg

UMassHistory – Streamed live on Apr 30, 2021

Keynote remarks by Pentagon Papers whistleblower and activist Daniel Ellsberg followed by a conversation with acclaimed UMass Amherst historian Christian Appy and The GroundTruth Project founder and journalist Charles Sennott ‘84. Ellsberg’s books include Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers and The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.

Presented as part of “Truth, Dissent, & the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg: A 50th Anniversary Conference Commemorating the Release of the Pentagon Papers” by the University of Massachusetts Amherst with The GroundTruth Project on April 30, and May 1, 2021.

This conference was collectively organized by the UMass Amherst Departments of History and Journalism; Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries; the UMass Amherst College of Humanities and Fine Arts; and The GroundTruth Project, with generous support from the Office of the Chancellor.

The conference is one component of a larger initiative called The Ellsberg Archive Project, a website exploring the life and legacy of Daniel Ellsberg that incorporates archival material, student analysis, and The GroundTruth Project podcast, The Whistleblower. The site will also host recordings of conference sessions. To view the site visit​

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