TAH.org hosted two teams of lecturers – a complete of 37 – from throughout the nation for a Weekend Colloquium on the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, MO, 16-18 October 2015. Specializing in Truman’s actions and challenges through the early years of the Chilly Conflict, lecturers had a possibility to review major paperwork associated to the primary years after World Conflict 2, Soviet espionage overseas and in America, and the way Truman and his administration managed the affect of the Chilly Conflict on the American public.
Along with the dialogue periods, lecturers visited the Truman Library’s White House Decision Center and took half in a documents-based roleplay/simulation about Truman’s desegregation the Armed Forces in 1948, and had been then capable of tour the museum. Lecturers: if ever you’ve gotten the possibility to go to the Truman Library with college students, it’s definitely worth the effort. The WDC workers and simulation had been wonderful – well-organized and fully major documents-based, making for a wealthy and considerate studying expertise. They’ve packages for each adults and college students.
The image above exhibits lecturers within the position of Harry Truman giving a press convention wherein the choice to desegregate the army is introduced, defined, and defended to the press corps.