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Film Event: Stewart Udall—The Politics of Beauty

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary film Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty at South Hadley Public Library on Wednesday, April 24 at 6 PM.

This new biographical film tells the story of the legendary Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall, who served in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and became a towering—yet humble—figure in the 20th century American conservation movement. He was an early campaigner for both environmental protection and social justice, encouraging JFK, LBJ and Ladybird Johnson to become conservation leaders themselves.

Through his bipartisan statesmanship, more lands and waters were protected as national parks, national wildlife refuges, and national seashores during his tenure as Interior Secretary than under any other leader in that position. Udall was directly responsible for the passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the establishment of a National Trails program. He was also one of the earliest leaders at the federal level to warn about the looming dangers of climate change.

Stewart Udall was a Renaissance man and authored numerous books on American history and public policy. A poet who admired Robert Frost, he played a key role in raising Frost’s public profile at the time.

This event is free and open to the public. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

An optional discussion will follow the film.


April 24
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Kestrel Land Trust


South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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