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May 2018

Moments of Crisis: Iranian Hostage Crisis

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

On 4 November 1979, Iranian revolutionaries broke into the American embassy in Tehran and took hostage 52 American diplomats and citizens, beginning what would be 444 days of captivity that would tarnish, and perhaps help bring down, President Jimmy Carter. The longest hostage crisis in history, it included far-reaching diplomatic negotiations and a failed military operation that left eight U.S. service members dead and several others injured, and Carter taking full blame for the fiasco. Access the readings and scholar…

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