Spend Saturday mornings at the West Baton Rouge Museum in thoughtful conversation commemorating the centennial of World War I and exploring its resonances today. On Saturday, December 9, and 16 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., veterans, their families, and the general public are invited to join historians Dr. Paul Paskoff and Dr. Karl Roider for a reading discussion group on World War I and America.
The featured book for this reading discussion program is World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It by A. Scott Berg. The book will be available via download as a project reader at http://ww1america.org/book.php
World War I and America Reading Discussion Program is designed to bring veterans and their families together with the general public to explore the continuing relevance of the war by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced it ﬁrsthand. The meetings will include panel discussions with special guests accompanying the moderators. They include local genealogist and retired educator, Kenneth Washington who will share the story of his grandfather, John B. Cade, an African American soldier who saw combat during World War I and who authored Twenty Two Months with Uncle Sam, and Colonel David Couvillon, USMCR (Retired) will discuss the experience of war.
This program 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.
This program is FREE and open to the public.