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Abilene, Kan. - The public is invited to attend the August Evenings at Ease lecture scheduled for Tuesday, August 8 at 7 p.m. central time either in person or online. The in-person component of the program will be held in the library building courtyard at the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The virtual audience may stream the program live on our YouTube channel.

Guest speaker Rebecca Proctor will join us virtually to discuss the labor/management landscape prior to the Taft-Hartley Act which amended the 1935 National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). She will speak specifically about Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential campaign related to Taft-Hartley and his appointment of Martin P. Durkin as Labor Secretary. Proctor will also examine the aftermath of Eisenhower’s decision not to pursue Taft-Hartley amendments. 

Proctor is a Senior Field Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. She is a lifelong Kansan and a graduate of the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Law. 

The 2023 program series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation with generous support from the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation.

About the Eisenhower Presidential Library

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit