Today, we know about the Rough Riders mostly as a colorful chapter in the life of Theodore Roosevelt. But there is much more to the tale. In his talk, New York Times deputy op-ed editor Clay Risen will explore the untold history of the regiment and explain what made it such a significant part of American history – for Roosevelt, as well as for a country on the brink of becoming a global power.
EX LIBRIS is a series of virtual programs produced by the Providence Athenæum. Featuring an array of humanities scholars, authors, historians, and thought leaders, these short conversations illuminate fascinating topics and inspire the intellectually curious. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker after the presentation. You will need access to a computer or other internet-connected device to join the program on Zoom.