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Texas in the 1920s

TSHA Annual Meeting

Every year since 1897, the Texas State Historical Association has held an annual meeting. The largest gathering of its kind for Texas history enthusiasts. Join the leaders in the field for three days of sessions, networking, events, and professional development that will expand your knowledge, energize you, and help you to deepen your connections with the state's extraordinary past.

German-Texan Heritage Society Annual Conference

The German-Texan Heritage Society Annual Conference will be at the University Baptist Church in Austin on July 21-22. Dr. Tom Alter, Dr. Matt Tippens, Dr. Walter Kamphoefner, Dr. Peter Buckingham, and Dr. Kyle Wilkison are among the speakers this year. The theme this year will focus on the effects WWI had on German-Texans due to the Red Scare and the Agrarian Socialist movement many German-Texans belonged to.

No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in WWI

No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in WWI will be traveling throughout Texas over the two-year centennial period (2017-2019). Come walk among the eleven thousand veteran names on display and learn their stories: men who died in combat, served as officers, unloaded ships, buried the dead, kept the sawmills going, trained for war on Texas college campuses, and in some cases, deserted.

Texans Take to the Trenches: WWI The Lone Star State and the Great War - Online Exhibit

Texans Take to the Trenches: WWI The Lone Star State and the Great War is an online exhibit from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to mark the 100th anniversary of the "Great War." More than 198,000 Texans joined the United States military, and even more contributed to the war effort on the home front. This exhibit featuring primary documents, includes both documents and images. There is a companion exhibit located at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (1201 Brazos, Austin TX)

Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration

The Texas World War I Centennial organization is part of the National World War I Centennial Commission (WWICC). Texas is committed to commemorating the role of Texas and Texans in the Great War, especially as we approach the 100 year anniversary of U.S. involvement in 2017-2019. In Texas our goals are: Information and Awareness. Increase awareness of the general public about the role of Texas and Texans the Great War and of Texas WWI commemorative events, monuments and historic locations.

A Brief Look at African American Soldiers in the Great War

This is a blog that explores the history of the Great War (WWI) and the lives of American Soldiers through out. It is featured by the US. National Archives in Washington DC. When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson undertook a massive propaganda campaign to expand support for the war. He declared that, America would help make the world “safe for democracy.” Democracy though, eluded an entire segment of American society who struggled with the realities of Jim Crow laws, legal segregation, and general racist attitudes.

Texas in Transition: Social, Political, and Economic Issues in 1920s Texas

TAMI is happy to release its newest lesson plan, Texas in Transition: Social, Political, and Economic Issues in 1920s Texas. Completely free and full of primary source materials, Texas in Transition uses a project-based learning approach to improve retention of new content and develop students’ personal ties to the past. Accompanying worksheets and an annotated list of resources for additional research are also provided. The 1920s was a period of rapid development and urbanization in Texas.
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