Louisiana & World War II

The Louisiana and World War II lecture series continues for the spring semester at Southeastern Louisiana University.

The series began in fall 2017 and the spring season of the series began on Feb 6 with a lecture about Black History Month discussed with Professor Marcus Cox of Xavier University. The series will continue through the spring semester until Tuesday, April 19.

The Louisiana and World War II lecture series will be covering Louisiana’s role during the U.S. involvement in the second world war. This lecture series is presented by the History and Political Science Department at Southeastern Louisiana University. Each lecture takes place at the Student Union Theater and admission into the lecture is free to the public.

The next lecture will be Thursday, Feb 22, at 1 o’clock presented by Dr. Mark Bielski of Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours. Dr. Bielski will lead a discussion about the D-Day invasion.

The other lecture dates, times and presenters are as follows:

•Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m., Dr. Samantha Perez discuses Japanese citizens who imprisoned in Louisiana
•Tuesday, March 6, at 1:00 p.m., Nell Calloway, Curator of the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe, will discuss a lecture entitled ” It is possible for men to fight against great odds and win’: General Claire Lee Chennault.”
•Wednesday, March 14, at 11:00 a.m., Ms. Kimberly Guise of the National World War II Museum will lecture on women and shipbuilding in New Orleans throughout World War II.
•Tuesday, March 20 at 11 a.m., Professor Margaret Gonzalez-Perez will discuss Francisco Franco’s and Spain’s neutrality during the second World War.
•Wednesday, March 28, at 1 p.m., Dr. Samantha Cavell will discuss a lecture entitled “How the Women of Bletchley Park Cracked Enigma and Sank the Bismarck.”
•Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m., Paul Wilson of Nicholls State University will discuss a lecture entitled “Perspectives on the Germany Army in World War II.”
•Thursday, April 19, at 11 a.m., Jerry Strahan will discuss a lecture based on his book, Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats That Won World War II
•Monday, April 23, at 1 p.m., Dr. Craig Saucier will discuss the annual Yom Hashoah Lecture (Holocaust Remembrance Day).

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