Texas Collection at Baylor to honor Doris Miller


An upcoming book lecture will focus on the life of a Waco native who paved the way for the desegregation of the United States Navy during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The Texas Collection at Baylor University will host a lecture “On Changing Tides: Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor, and the Civil Rights Movement” on Wednesday.

The lecture will feature T. Michael Parrish, Ph.D., who is The Linden G. Bowers Professor of American History in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

The lecture is based on Parrish’s book, “Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement.” The book was written to highlight the importance of Miller’s courageous acts and their relation to the nascent civil rights movement. Parrish’s lecture will go into further detail about Miller’s impact on the Navy, the country and the world.

The event starts at 6:00 p.m. in Foster 250 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, located at 1621 S. 3rd Street. The event is free to the public.

Source: Baylor University

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