Charlton Heston to Speak at Carleton College

Actor and National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston will speak at Carleton College on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in West Gymnasium, located on Minnesota Highway 19. His talk is titled “Vote Freedom First” and is free and open to the public.

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Actor and National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston will speak at Carleton College on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in West Gymnasium, located on Minnesota Highway 19. His talk is titled “Vote Freedom First” and is free and open to the public.

Immediately following his address, Heston will sign copies of his recently published book, “The Courage to Be Free,” at 7 p.m. in Carleton’s
Severance Great Hall. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the Young America’s Foundation, a co-sponsor of Heston’s visit along with the Carleton Conservative Union, a student organization that provides an outlet for students with moderate to conservative political
views.

Heston is known mainly for his acting roles in historical epics, particularly “Ben-Hur” (for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor), “The Ten Commandments” and “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” He also has portrayed characters on two prime-time television series, “Dynasty” and “The Colbys,” and has acted in numerous live plays.

Heston is an honorary life member of the National Rifle Association. In 1998, he was elected president of the organization, and has become its most visible spokesperson. He is an impassioned advocate of the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution and has been featured in television, radio and print commercials for the NRA.

Heston also is the author of several books, including his autobiography, “In the Arena,” and “To Be a Man: Letters to My Grandson” and “Charlton Heston Presents the Bible: A Champion for Families.”