Eureka College 1928 student strike, Reagan’s role topic of presentation

Junius Rodriguez portrait

New discoveries about the 1928 student strike at Eureka College in which Ronald Reagan had an integral role will be presented by Eureka College history professor Dr. Junius Rodriguez on Sept. 25. The presentation titled “Rediscovering Reagan at Eureka” will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the Terrill Room in the Cerf Center. It is free and open to the public.

The presentation will explore the college’s comprehensive research initiative that is recreating the culture of the historic era when Reagan attended Eureka College. It will focus on new discoveries about fall semester 1928 and the historic student strike in which Reagan, a freshman, gave a speech encouraging the strike and the resignation of the college president.

The presentation is part of the Faculty Colloquium Series. For more information, contact colloquiums coordinator Dr. Erika Quinn at (309) 467-6417.