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Virgil “Gus” Grissom: Small-town boy to American Hero
Sep 08, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm CDT
Join us for a virtual speaker series like no other. Encompassing more than five disciplines, each speaker will present on a topic related to Crossroads: Change in Rural America. Sponsored by Hafer.
This presentation will take a look at American Astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom, who was one of America’s first astronauts. Before he was an American hero, he was a small-town boy from Mitchell, Indiana. This presentation will take a closer look at his time in small town Indiana and how this helped him become the man we all know. How his life in a rural community was different than generations before, and how did he embody rural identity in the 19th century America and Indiana.
Cassidy graduated in May of this year with her Bachelor’s of Science in History from USI. Hoping to pursue a career in Public History, she is once again a USI student, working towards her M.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in History.
Please register in advance for this program. To do so visit usi.edu/crossroadsspeakers. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.