UK History Dept. Announces Lecture Series On Vietnam

Jan 30, 2018

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive; a battle that historians point to as a major turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War.  The University of Kentucky’s History Department is hoping to keep the conversation going about the war with a series of lectures starting next month in the WT Young Library.  For a preview of the series WUKY's Alan Lytle recently sat down with UK instructor and PHD candidate Cody Foster and professor emeritus Dr. George Herring.

A unit of the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment U.S. Marines, rests alongside a battered wall of Hue's imperial palace after a battle for the Citadel in February 1968, during the Tet Offensive. The Marines reported heavy casualties in street fighting in the ancient capital city of Vietnam.
Credit AP File Photo

The Department of History at the University of Kentucky will hold a 4-part lecture series during the spring 2018 semester to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War in 1968.

The first lecture is by Dr. Judy Tzu-Chun Whu (University of California - Irvine), who will deliver a lecture titled "Patsy for President: Cold War Racial Liberalism and the Viet Nam War." This lecture will take place on the University of Kentucky campus at the William T. Young LIbrary UKAA Auditorium on 7 February between 4-5:30pm. For more information, please see the following link: https://commonfuture.as.uky.edu/patsy-president-cold-war-racial-liberalism-and-viet-nam-war