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Heller’s Stories of Women and African Americans in World War I

Heller’s Stories of Women and African Americans in World War I presents an in-depth discussion about the noteworthy contributions of women and African Americans to the war effort. With a focus on St. Petersburg and Florida, Heller will delve into the underlying connections between the underrepresentation and lack of recognition of these marginalized groups and their wartime sacrifice, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. This historical event will be held at the St Petersburg Museum of History.

About the Speaker:

Ron Heller, a 20 year veteran History Teacher at Shorecrest, holds a Bachelor’s from New York University and a Masters from Harvard University – both in History. He has been involved in the annual Florida History Fair and was a recipient of the Secretary of State’s Teacher of Merit Award (2009). In 2016, he was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 26 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. The Endowment is a federal agency that supports these enrichment opportunities each summer at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines. Following several NEH and World War I Centennial Commission seminars on the legacies of WWI, Heller began in earnest to examine the role of women and African American soldiers and the soldiers’ experience during World War I.

Become a Member & Reserve Your Seat

Their renowned Happy Hour with the Historian speaker series is frequently sold out, so reservations are highly encouraged. Want to ensure you have a seat for this event? Become a Museum Member today! Members receive the sole privilege of advanced reservations and free admission to all Happy Hour with the Historian events. Members-only registration for this event will open on Thursday, February 28. If you are a Museum Member, you will receive an email invite to reserve your seat when registration opens. If you would like to become a Member and make advanced reservations, please call our Guest Relations desk at 727.894.1052 ext. 200, or click here to join online.

The St Petersburg Museum of History is located at 335 2ND AVE N.E, ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701


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