VideoDr. Courtney Tollison Hartness discusses how The Great War affected South Carolina's upstate economically, and how the conflict helped modernize the region.
Armed Forces Day. Observed the third Saturday in May, this day is for all who currently serve and all who have served, both active and former, in the reserves, National Guard or on active duty, including the Coast Guard. It replaced separate days that honored various branches of the military (Army, Air Force and Navy).
Veterans Day. Celebrated annually on November 11, this day of observance is for all living and deceased who have served in the military.
Memorial Day. Celebrated annually on the last Monday in May, this day of observance is for all who died while serving
National Guard Birthday Celebrated December 13, honors all citizen-soldiers who have civilian jobs but are available to provide support and protection for the states’ civilians. They may be called for military operations at a national level.
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VideoDr. Matthew Downs discusses how the lingering effects of the American Civil War shaped the attitudes of American southerners during World War I.
VideoDr. Ryan Floyd analyzes President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, and why the United States decided to not become involved in the League of Nations following World War I.
VideoDr. Fritz Hamer discusses the roles the state of South Carolina played during the era of The Great War, and its impacts on the war itself.
VideoViewer Discretion Is Advised. Dr. Kathryn Silva discusses the life and legacy of several prominent civil rights leaders during the World War I era: Ida B. Wells, and W.E.B. Dubois.
VideoDr. Matthew L. Downs talks about how the American South was involved in World War I.
VideoExperts from Lander University's World War I Symposium tell viewers what resources are available for those interested in learning more about The Great War.
VideoViewer Discretion Is Advised Dr. Angela Jill Cooley discusses the social norms of Jim Crow Laws in the American south during the World War I era.
VideoIn March 2019, Lander University hosted a World War I Symposium in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Great War. Bringing together accomplished historians and local citizens the symposium set out...
VideoDr. M. Ryan Floyd discusses the events leading up to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which signaled the beginning of World War I.