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WWI: Its Impact on Arkansas Delta - Lecture Series, Part 1 of 4

June 14, 2018 12:00 PM to June 14, 2018 1:00PM

Miller Annex - 223 Cherry Street, Helena AR



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It was just over 100 years ago, in the summer of 1914, when declarations of war were made in the most destructive war that the world had ever known!

This lecture has a particular focus on the personal stories of those soldiers who were from the Arkansas Delta.  Join Richard Spilman, education coordinator, for the Delta Cultural Center for Part 1 of this 4-Part Lecture Series, as he shares with you how World War 1 impacted the lives of people from the Delta--as well as the rest of the Country.  Items that would have been used in the war will also be on display.

The presentation will be held at the Miller Annex, Thursday, June 14, from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch if you d like.  For more information, contact the DCC's education coordinator at 870.338.4359.

 

 

 

 

(Photo):  Lt. Elias A. Morris from Helena, saw significant combat  in the Argonne Offensive as an officer with the all black 366th Infantry Regiment.  He was the son of Baptist Preacher and supporter of the war, Rev. Elias Camp Morris.  Not only was his father known as a man of great influence in local, state and national political and religious arenas, from 1870 to 1922, Rev. Camp was also the Pastor of Centennial Baptist Church--a national historic landmark--at York and Columbia street in Helena.            

                                    


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