For Immediate Release
Date: June 14, 2017
The City of Savannah will host a free history lecture on Friday, June 16 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall, in the 2nd floor media room. The title of the lecture is “The World’s War is Georgia’s War, 1917-1919” and will explore how the First World War played a significant role in the formation of today’s global situation, and in particular how the Great War influenced the state of Georgia. Space is limited to 35 and registration is required. To register for the lecture, contact Luciana Spracher at 651-6411 or Lspracher@savannahga.gov.
The lecture will be presented by Brittany Sealey, who graduated from Georgia Southern University's Master of Arts in History and Certificate in Public History programs. As a graduate student, she curated the Georgia Southern University Museum's exhibit, "The World's War Is Georgia's War, 1917-1919," which focuses on the state of Georgia's unique World War I story. Brittany also participated in projects on Irish migration to Savannah, Mexican-American soldiers' experiences during World War II, and the divergent racial experiences of Mexican-Americans in California and Mississippi. Her current research analyzes the criminalization and racialization of Germans in Georgia to justify their internment during World War I.