- January 14, 2020
- 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Hughes Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl. Greenville, 29601
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AV Huff, PhD is a distinguished author, public servant, Chautauqua visionary and beloved OLLI teacher. He brings his signature knowledge of all things American history to the story of Teddy Roosevelt – statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, writer who served as the 26th US president, and after retiring from the presidency founded the most successful American third party “The Bull Moose Party” a progressive party of populist ideals whose motto was “Let the People Rule.”
He is Professor of History Emeritus and Retired Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, Furman University. His PhD is from Duke University. Dr. Huff served on Chautauqua’s Board from its inception in 1999 and is director emeritus.
AV is passionate about southern history and is author of Greenville: The History of the City and County in the South Carolina Piedmont. Dr. Huff has led previous Chautauqua Talks on historic figures ranging from the controversial John C. Calhoun to escaped South Carolina slave and US military commander Robert Smalls. And from the revered George Washington to the “rock star” Alexander Hamilton.