Harvard Square honors and celebrates the life of the late David L. Halberstam:
The City of Cambridge and The Harvard Crimson are pleased to announce that the City of Cambridge will name a square at a public ceremony in Cambridge in honor of the late David L. Halberstam, Harvard College Class of 1955. The dedication of the square, located at the intersection of Linden, Bow and Mount Auburn Streets in Harvard Square, will take place on Wednesday, October 6, at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a reception at The Harvard Crimson.
The public is invited to attend a panel discussion Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m., entitled, “In the Spirit of David Halberstam: Investigative Reporting from the Front Lines,” in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Kennedy School of Government, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.
Panelists will include Stephen Engelberg, Managing Editor, ProPublica; Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News; Charles M. Sennott, Executive Editor and VP, Global Post and moderator Alex Jones, Director, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics and Phillips Brooks House.
Mayor David P. Maher said that Cambridge is honoring David Halberstam because he used his narrative skill to expose state-sanctioned injustice and because he challenged untruths coming from powerful people, standing as a role model for his journalistic successors. “Over 50 years later these two issues remain at the center of today’s American agenda,” he said.
Following the 4 p.m. public ceremony, there will be a reception at the Harvard Crimson and a 6 p.m. colloquium at the Forum at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Additionally, during the month of October, the Harvard Book Store will create a display of books inside the store, honoring David Halberstam and his work as an acclaimed journalist and sports writer. All are welcomed to peruse some of his finest books, including The Best and the Brightest, Defining a Nation, and his posthumously published work, The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War.
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 617-661-1515 http://www.harvard.com
And in honor of the dedication of David Halberstam Square, The Harvard Coop will be featuring his complete selection of books at 20% off*.
This is the perfect time to rediscover old favorites like "The Best and The Brightest", or get ready for a new season & dive into "The Education of a Coach".
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