Victory At Home: New Orleans During Wwii

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Join us for a special event featuring the war workers of World War II. Bring your friends and colleagues to learn about Simplex Motorcycles, Higgins Boats, Prager Machinery and the men and women who manufactured victory during World War II.

Dr. Charles Chamberlain, author of Victory at Home: Manpower and Race in the American South During World War II, will moderate this special presentation focusing on the diverse war workers and industries in New Orleans during World War II. The program will intersperse newsreels and propaganda images from the war years with firsthand accounts from those who recall New Orleans in the 1940s and its important role in the Arsenal of Democracy. For more information call 504-528-1944 x229.

6:00 – 6:45 pm Panel moderated by Charles Chamberlain featuring panelists, John Treen, of Simplex Motorcycles, Wilbur Menge, a Simplex Worker, Jerry Strahan, Higgins Historian, and Jimmy Dubuisson, a Prager worker
6:45 – 7:15 pm PowerPoint with newsreels and historical significance of local contributions by Dr Chamberlain
7:15 – 7:30 pm Q&A/audience discussion
7:30 pm book signing and evening concludes

For more information call 504-528-1944 x229.

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This event is in conjuction with our current special exhibit, Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy, on view at The National WWII Museum until May 31, 2015. Learn more about the exhibit here:
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By: The National WWII Museum

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