Kentucky Historical Society
The Vietnam War’s Impact on Kentucky is Focus of History Speaks! Presentation
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 24, 2010) — The Vietnam War divided Americans and Kentuckians as they faced emotional and life-altering decisions. Join George C. Herring, Yvonne Baldwin and John Ernst for a discussion on the impact of the war, entitled “A Southern State and Southeast Asia: The Vietnam War and Kentucky.” This free History Speaks! presentation is scheduled for 12 noon on Wednesday, April 7, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
A book signing will follow the presentation. Herring, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky, will sign his most recent book, “From Colony to Superpower: American Foreign Relations Since 1776.”
Baldwin, who serves as vice president of the University College at Morehead State University (MSU), and Ernst, a history professor at MSU, will sign “The War that Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War.” Baldwin contributed to that book, which Ernst co-edited. Baldwin and Ernst also authored an article for the Journal on Southern History, entitled “The Not So Silent Minority: Louisville’s Antiwar Movement.”
History Speaks! is part of the Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) Highlighting History series. Visitors are invited to bring their own lunches and enjoy a complimentary dessert. The KHS Highlighting History series includes History Speaks!, Food for Thought and the KHS Distinguished Lecture, and offers guests an opportunity to explore a wide variety of historical topics.
For more information on Highlighting History, including the full Spring/Summer 2010 schedule, visit: http://history.ky.gov/sub.php?pageid=29".