Stories from across the South: How WWI Affects Our Region
March 15, 2019 6:00-7:30 p.m. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium FALS Event

Panelists: Dr. Jill Cooley, Dr. Fritz Hamer, Dr. Janet Hudson, Dr. Kathryn Silva, Ms. Kathelene Smith                         

Moderator: Dr. Matthew Downs

This panel presents an “overview from the experts” on the broad impacts of WWI on the South, highlighting the economic, social, and political transformations that began during the war and continued after its conclusion. Scholars discuss changes in agriculture and manufacturing that affected the economy; shifts in women’s roles and the place of non-white citizens; and the South’s role in military planning through recruitment of soldiers, placement of military installations, and in shaping foreign policy decisions during WWI and in later conflicts.

Students seeking FALS credit must provide a valid Lander ID when attending this event.  
Faculty Sponsor: Lucas McMillan