PODCAST: Veteran Albert Wess shares memories of World War II (Part 2)

WWII veteran Albert Wess continues telling his story on Episode 2 Part 2 of Centre Point podcast series

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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 Part 2 of Episode 2, veteran Albert Wess talks with interviewer Adeel Ahmed ’18 about the segregation and discrimination he faced as an African-American in the Army, including during his service at a base camp in Mississippi as well as when he was later honorably discharged. Part 3 of Episode 2 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.

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

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Photos: 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). Servicemen completed exercises on the Centre football field.

January 24, 2017

By |2018-07-09T15:10:05-04:00January 24th, 2017|History, News, Podcast|