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J. William Fulbright

Senator J. William Fulbright was a US senator for Arkansas from 1945 to 1974. At the time, he was known for his opposition to the Vietnam War and House Un-American Activities Committee, as well as for being the longest serving chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Today, he is probably best remembered for the international exchange program that bears his name: the Fulbright Program.

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What is Rutherfurd Living History?

The Living History program is an innovative interview platform, oral history archive and media lab. We’re researching and creating new ways to use recorded interviews as tools for investigating, understanding and narrating current events and issues. The program is part of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


The Rutherfurd Living History Program's archives of newsmakers, news breakers, and more, running back to the early 1970s.

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Groups of interviews clustered around a topic, including voting rights in North Carolina and rural poverty in the South.

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Explore interactive timelines that connect and annotate the interviews on this site.

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