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Churchill at MIT—The Mid-Century Convocation (1949)

Winston Churchill delivers the 1949 MIT Convocation

Winston Churchill delivers the 1949 MIT Convocation

For its 1949 Mid-Century Convocation, MIT invited Winston Churchill to give the keynote address in front of a crowd of thousands - a historic event for MIT and the international community. This short video, produced in 1999, includes excerpts of Churchill's rousing speech interspersed with historical photographs from the MIT Museum collections and personal reminiscences from MIT participants such as Tom Tooley, President of the Senior Class of 1949.

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