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14th Annual Johnson Lecture

2013 Johnson Lecture poster

The University of Tennessee Center for the Study of War & Society and the Department of History would like to invite you to the 14th annual Charles W. Johnson Lecture. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Center.

Rob Simbeck, an award-winning author who has written for numerous periodicals, including The Washington Post and Rolling Stone, and published several books, is this year’s guest speaker. His talk is entitled “Tennessee’s Cornelia Fort, Pearl Harbor, and the Female Pilots of World War II.” Simbeck is the author of the book Daughter of the Air: The Brief Soaring Life of Cornelia Fort, which details the life and wartime experiences of the history-making Nashville pilot Cornelia Fort, who served during World War II as a founding member of the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, the first organization under the United States Army Air Forces to employ female pilots.

For more information contact Cynthia Tinker at 865-974-0128 or