UMass Amherst is hosting an online conference this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary release of the Pentagon Papers – a top secret study that revealed a long history of government lies about U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
The conference grew out of the university’s acquisition of the personal papers of Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press.
Ellsberg and other high-profile figures such as Edward Snowden are scheduled to participate and discuss topics including the Vietnam War, nuclear weapons, Watergate, and whistleblowing.
WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with one of the conference organizers, UMass Amherst history professor Chris Appy ( AH-pea).
To register for the conference click here.