Skulls and Keys: The Hidden History of Yale's Secret Societies
YAAG Book Talk with David A. Richards '67, LAW '72

David A. Richards '67, LAW '72

Skull and Keys: The Hidden History of Yale's Secret Societies

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
 7:00 - 8:00pm
Light Refreshments
Meeting Room (2nd Floor) at Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Ave.

Yale’s senior societies are the most famous — and mystery shrouded — college clubs in the United states. In ways that are expected but never explicit, the bonds made and lessons learned through the most elite of them have made their members senators, governors, ambassadors, CIA directors, Supreme Court justices, and even presidents.

There is also a progressive side to Yale's secret societies that we rarely hear about, one that, in the cullura! tumult of the nineteen-sixties, resulted in the election of people of color, women, and gay men, even in proportions beyond then percentages in the class. It's a side that is often overlooked in favor of sensational legends of blood oaths and toe-curlinq conspiracies, Yale alumnus David A. Richards sheds light on the lesser-known stories of Yale's secret societies.

David A. Richards is a practicing attorney, writer and Yale alumnus, will share voices and anecdotes from the 1700's through the present day about these fascinating clubs that are a such an important part of the fabric of Yale history. 

This event is free of charge thanks to contributions made by the
supporting members of the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich.

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Wednesday, Feb 13 2019 at 7:00pm [ iCal ]
Meeting Room (2nd Floor) at Greenwich Library
101 West Putname Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
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