Where Do We Go From Here? America in the First World War

Please join us as we continue our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the United States in World War I.

Charles Everett Pace will portray W.E.B. Du Bois

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Metropolitan State University, Tivoli, Room 440

1201 5th Street, Denver, CO 80204


Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m.

Longmont Public Library

409 4th Ave., Longmont, CO 80501

 

Dr. Steve Trout will discuss the Great War & Collective Memory

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. followed by a panel discussion

Regis University

3333 Regis Blvd., Denver CO 80221

Dr. Steve Trout is Chair of the Department of English and Director of the USA Center for the Study of War and Memory at the University of Alabama. He is also the author of the books On The Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919-1941, Memorial Fictions: Willa Cather and the Frist World War, and co-editor or editor of seven additional works related to WWI and memory of WWI. He was the featured commentator on PBS's American Experience "America and the Great War" that aired in April 2017 and he served as the Historical Advisor and Centennial Content Advisor for the United States World War One Centennial Commission.

Panelists

Dr. Todd Laugenhas taught American history at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 2005. He is the author of articles and a book on Colorado history including The Gospel of Progressivism.
Dr. Nathan Matlockis the Director for the Center of War Experience and Memory at Regis University.
Dr. Ron Edgerton is Professor Emeritus of American History at the University of Northern Colorado where he taught for over 30 years. Ron is completing a book on Jack Pershing and America's first military encounter with militant Islam - the Moro War in the Philippines, 1900-1914.

Eminent national humanities and Chautauqua scholar, Charles Everett Pace has performed as African American historical figures for audiences across the United States for over 30 years. In addition to W.E.B. Du Bois, Pace portrays Malcolm X, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Langston Hughes.

"Our attention to the past seems to move in waves that recur but diminish over time. There will come a day when almost no one will remember World War I any better than we remember the Thirty Years War, and poets will write about it not at all, because by then there will doubtless be fresh wars to hurt them into poetry." -- Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison, editor, Legions of the Sun: Poems of the Great War.

 

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