World War I and America is a two-year national Library of America initiative bringing together the voices of veterans, families and others to explore the relevance of the war a century later. Cal Lutheran’s participation includes classroom oral histories from the families of World War I veterans, public readings and discussions, and a public lecture by World War I expert Michael Birdwell.
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. | Lundring Events Center
Reading materials for the discussion are available from wwiamerica.org. Click the tab labeled Download the Project Reader PDF.
ORAL HISTORIES RECEPTION
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. | Lundring Events Center
Oral histories from the families of World War I veterans will be presented.
WORLD WAR I AND SGT. YORK
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. | Lundring Events Center
A history professor at Tennessee Tech University, Birdwell has studied the life of Sgt. Alvin C. York for more than a quarter century, working directly with descendants of the very highly decorated soldier. He is curator of the York papers in Pall Mall.
The events are presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and others, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Admission is free.