Alvin Perry oral history on Centre Point

Listen to the final part of WWII veteran Alvin Perry’s oral history on Centre Point

Posted by Centre News in History, News 18 Jan 2017

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A new series of the Centre Point podcast features oral histories collected by Centre College students who took the course “America in the World Wars” with Assistant Professor of History Sara Egge. In the final part of Episode 1, Tory Parker ’16 finishes her conversation with Army veteran Alvin Perry, who is still emotional about being liberated as a prisoner of war over 70 years later. The first and second parts of Episode 1 can be found here. Episode 2, featuring a conversation with another veteran, will be posted in the coming days.

The Centre Point podcast began with a pre-2016 presidential election series that featured Centre professors discussing politics through the lenses of other topics, including the theatricality of politics, the importance of polling and the role of religion in politics. A post-2016 presidential election Centre Point series also featured Centre professors looking at what lies ahead in American politics, including the future of democracy and a British perspective on American politics. To listen to previous episodes of Centre Point, visit this page.

Sound engineering for the podcast is done by Neil Kesterson of Dynamix Productions.

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Above: During World War II, Centre College answered the call of duty by serving as a training site for the Army Air Corps’ 20th College Training Detachment (1943-44). Trainees saluted the American flag on the Centre football field.

January 18, 2017