The General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series on World War II

The lecture series is open to the public at no cost through the generosity of Major General and Mrs. Raymond E. Mason, Jr. and the Raymond E. Mason Foundation.

The lecture series is open to the public at no cost through the generosity of Major General and Mrs. Raymond E. Mason Jr. and the Raymond E. Mason Foundation. Mason served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II in the 4th Armored Division of General George S. Patton’s Third Army. Prior to retiring from the military in 1976, he held several high-ranking Pentagon positions, including Assistant Deputy Chief for Operations and Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Logistics. Speakers include writers, scholars, distinguished members of the Armed Forces and journalists.

The Gen. Raymond E. Mason Distinguished Lecture Series on World War II--"Divisions: A New History of Racism and Resistance in America's World War II Military" by Thomas Guglielmo, PhD

02/23/2023 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

America's WWII military was a force of unalloyed good. While saving the world from Nazism, it also managed to unify a famously fractious American people. At least that's the story many Americans have long told themselves.

Divisions offers a decidedly different view.