Turley To Speak At National Archives

democracys-messengers-image.pngOn Tuesday, March 6, at noon, I will have the pleasure of speaking as part of the screening of Democracy’s Messengers: The Never-Before-Told Story of Young Americans on Capitol Hill at the National Archives.   Narrated by Cokie Roberts, the film Democracy’s Messengers tells the story our page system.  I was a House page in 1978-79 and eventually served as a House Leadership Page.  I will be part of a panel discussing our experiences ij the program.  Register to attend online. You can also watch the program live streamed on the National Archives YouTube channel.

I served as the page to Rep. Sidney Yates (D., Ill.) and previously discussed my service in columns (here and here and here).  This includes columns criticizing the killing of the program.

After the 30-minute film, I will speak on a panel with former pages Frank Mitchell (House ’65, the first 20th-century African American page) and Camilla Bosanquet (House ‘91).

The program is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.   Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins.

7 thoughts on “Turley To Speak At National Archives

  1. Speaking of Congressional page boys, when Oscar Wilde got out of prison and checked into a hotel,he was seen going to his room with one of the hotel’s page boys.

    He is stopped by the hotel manager, who says: “Oh, Mr. Wilde – I thought you were going to turn over a new leaf!”

    “So I am,” says Wilde, “but I think I’ll just get to the bottom of this page first …”

  2. We have a bunch of young mess engineers down in Florida and elsewhere, on the news, whining, crying and spouting off. The Second Amendment says that we have the right to arm bears. We need to put some armed bears to work.

  3. Democracy’s progress viewed via the page system?
    The speeches will include the pages’ demographic profiles through the years? How many women and minorities served with Turley in 1978?

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