Virtual Tour: Election 1980

"Election 1980: The Elephant in the Room" explores a historic “change election.” From the race for the White House between President Jimmy Carter and Governor Ronald Reagan and the showdown between Herman Talmadge and Mack Mattingly for a seat in the U.S. Senate, this exhibition invites visitors to relive two of that year’s most exciting campaigns and reexamine the issues confronting the candidates—veterans and newcomers, alike. Long-term social, economic, and demographic trends combined with urgent and ongoing national and international crises to determine the future direction of the nation and the fate of two Georgia's most famous—and infamous—politicians.

Access the livestream here, pinned to the top of our Facebook page:

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Community, Current Students, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff


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Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries
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Kaylynn Washnock Stooksbury

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