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Story/ photos courtesy with permission from Conexión San Ángelo
Conexión San Ángelo /Staff report
SAN ANGELO – Each year, faculty members from all departments in Angelo State University’s College of Arts & Humanities select a theme, 2018’s is War Stories; then presents it during a designated month.
Thus, Thursday evening’s October 11, the first of two Great War Centennial Commemoration Series events, titled-- “’Make Way for Democracy!’: African American Veterans’ Fight for Equality During and After the Great War,” featured historian and acclaimed author, Prof. David Krugler from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville.
Dr. Krugler wrote three books on modern U.S. History and several novels: The Dead Don’t Bleed and Rip the Angels from Heaven.
Professor, Christine M. Lamberson, P.h.D. ASU assistant professor/ Department of History, and her colleague, Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, P.h.D. collaborated to bring Professor, Krugler to ASU to be their guest lecturer.
NOTE: Dr. Lamberson was interviewed afterward; to get her thoughts on the speaker's presentation, etc. go to Flaco Guapo Facebook and view the entire five minute, unedited video.
Dr. Lamberson invited Professor Krugler after reading one of his novels to speak. Conexión asked Dr. Lamberson what was one interesting point that stood out for her on Krugler’s presentation.
“It was the resistance aspect of the 1819 experience,” said Lamberson. “. . . . we don’t talk about how much resistance there was and how important that resistance was in setting up the civil rights movement to come,” she said.