Over Here: The Homefront During World War I

World War I activities on the homefront literally changed the South Carolina landscape, as well as how women and African Americans saw themselves as a part of society. But how do these stories fit into the bigger picture of South Carolina's history? The program examines:

  • Pro-war and anti-war sentiment in a state that called Woodrow Wilson their own
  • African American participation: Why African Americans supported the war effort and how they were disappointed by the response to their efforts
  • Women’s roles: How the war effort played a part in the women’s movement
  • Military camps: How they sprang up, practically boomtowns, and what they meant for South Carolina cities
  • The influenza epidemic in the fall of 1918: How it affected war efforts, how the camps may have played a role, and the impact on the state
Over Here: The Homefront During World War I