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President Richard Nixon Speaks at 1971 Gold Jacket Dinner

President Richard Nixon Speaks at 1971 Gold Jacket Dinner

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President Richard Nixon spoke at the Canton Civic Center in 1971 during what is now known as the Gold Jacket Dinner. Take a listen below.

  • Welcoming Remarks
    • Start-1:09
  • Nixon’s love of football and his memories of professional football and of Hall of Fame players
    • 1:10-5:14
  • Nixon on coaches influence on athletes
    • 5:15-9:30
  • Nixon explains where America is going in the future under his leadership
    • 9:31-14:30 
  • Nixon on what football means to society and what the game teaches
    • 14:31-15:40
  • Nixon talks about opportunities and freedom in America
    • 15:41-:16:38
  • Closing Remarks
    • 16:39-17:46

 

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