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Forward Together: South Carolina and the Nation in World War I

Capstone House
Oct 5, 2007 - Oct 6, 2007
The University of South Carolina will host a symposium on South Carolina's role in World War I Oct. 5 - 6 in the campus room of Capstone House. Registration is $25, which includes a living history performance and reception on Friday, a lunch on Saturday and passes to the South Carolina State Museum and the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. The symposium will explore South Carolina's experiences during the war, as well as larger national issues at the time, including the influenza pandemic, contributions of women and African Americans and President Woodrow Wilson's wartime leadership and legacy. The symposium is part of a multiple institution project titled, "Forward Together: South Carolina in World War I." The project commemorates the 90th anniversary of the United State's entry into the Great War through museum and library exhibitions, public lectures, a documentary and living history performances. All events focus on the involvement of the Palmetto State in "the war to end all wars."