Lunch and Learn: "Home Front in World War I South Carolina"

Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 12:00pm
Native American Studies Center
This event combines a "live" in-person event with a "virtual" online component. See below for more details.

“Home Front in World War I South Carolina"- Presented by Dr. Fritz Hamer, Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

This presentation will look at how South Carolina joined in to support our troops in the Great War. One of the crucial parts of building support for the war was the SC Council of Defense that the federal government encouraged all states to establish. Like most state councils in the nation, the SC Council soon also became involved in identifying those citizens who did not support the war. This led to the infringement of many people’s 1st Amendment rights, often on vague accusations and slim evidence. In Lancaster, Chalmers Wessinger, a respected educator, became the focus of the Council’s investigations. The main part of the presentation will focus on this investigation and its outcome.

To attend the lecture in person, please call (803) 313-7172 or email to reserve your spot.

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Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 12:00pm · add to calendar 2022-09-16 12:00:00 2022-09-16 15:00:00 America/New_York Lunch and Learn: "Home Front in World War I South Carolina" Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, SC, 29720

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