CoJMC to host General Pershing talk by acclaimed WWI historian Mitchell Yockelson

CoJMC to host General Pershing talk by acclaimed WWI historian Mitchell Yockelson

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 3:30pm
acclaimed WWI historian Mitchell Yockelson
acclaimed WWI historian Mitchell Yockelson

Nationally acclaimed historian and author Mitchell Yockelson will discuss World War I General John J. Pershing in a free presentation at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on Tuesday, Oct. 11. UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Department of History are hosting Yockelson’s visit.

“America is preparing to observe the 100th anniversary of World War I. It’s great to have a noted historian like Mitch Yockelson talk about Pershing’s role in the war that established the U.S. as a global superpower,” said CoJMC associate professor Barney McCoy. McCoy is producing a television documentary on General Pershing.

Yockelson, a military history specialist at the National Archives and Records Administration, will discuss General Pershing’s leadership in the deciding WWI Battle of the Meuse-Argonne. More than one million U.S. troops fought in the 1918 battle. Yockelson wrote about it in his new book “Forty-Seven Days.”

Yockelson’s public presentation is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in 15 Andersen Hall.

For more information, https://spark.adobe.com/page/Hg67E

To see a report McCoy produced on General Pershing’s Nebraska connection for NET’s “Nebraska Stories.” (http://netnebraska.org/interactive-multimedia/television/nebraska-stories-legacy-general-john-j-pershing-712)