Wilson and World War 1
Noted WW1 scholars speak!
University of South Carolina history professor Janet G. Hudson, Ph.D and World War I author Fritz Hamer will deliver a presentation on the effects of Woodrow Wilson's decision to commit the U.S. into World War I and the lasting effects of his decisions during and after the war. Janet Hudson will provide a presentation on the irony and difficulty the U.S. encountered in making the world "Safe for Democracy" during World War I while maintaining a racially segregated society at home. In addition, tours will be offered at the site and World War I soldier re-enactors will engage the public on the grounds. This event is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. Wilson and World War I is free and will take place at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home located at 1705 Hampton Street.