University of Kansas Historian Theodore Wilson Discusses the Lasting Effects the Attack on Pearl Harbor Had on the Midwest

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For Immediate Release:
December 1, 2011
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
University of Kansas Historian Theodore Wilson Discusses the Lasting Effects the Attack on Pearl Harbor Had on the Midwest

The images of the military destruction suffered on December 7, 1941, and the ensuing statement by President Franklin Roosevelt have been seared into the American collective consciousness, but what immediate impact did Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor have on Midwesterners living thousands of miles away?

On Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., University of Kansas history professor Theodore Wilson commemorates the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a discussion of the immediate and lasting effects the attack had on the nation and the Midwest in a talk titled Pearl Harbor and the Heartland, Seventy Years On.

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.

This presentation is part of the Missouri Valley Speakers Series, a program of the Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Central Library. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.