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Spring High Noon lecture series begins March 22

Courtney Tollison

Furman history professor Courtney Tollison will kick off the university’s High Noon spring lecture series Wednesday, March 22 when she talks about the many ways Greenville was impacted during the period of World War I.

“Doing Our Bit: Greenville in the Great War” begins at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. It is free and open to the public.

The spring High Noon series will feature four lectures.

Tollison’s talk is the first of four lectures in the spring series.  The other speakers are historian and former Furman president David Shi (March 29), Furman politics and international affairs professor Brent Nelsen (April 5) and NPR reporter and Furman graduate Jessica Taylor (April 12).

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, and Tollison will speak about how Greenvillians gave their time, energy, and sometimes their lives, to the war effort. While World War I brought social and economic progress to the area, Tollison says it fell short of what could have been accomplished during this time of national and international upheaval.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

Here are the other lectures in the spring High Noon series.

 March 29

“A More Perfect Union: Race in American History”

David Shi, Professor of History and President Emeritus, Furman University

April 5

“The First 76 Days: A Look at the Trump Presidency”

Brent Nelsen, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Furman University

April 12

“Media in the Age of Trump”

Jessica Taylor, Lead Digital Political Reporter, National Public Radio

A complete schedule of the High Noon lectures is available on Furman’s website.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or vince.moore@furman.edu.

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