Vojtěch Preissig. Come On, Boys! Do Your Duty by Enlisting Now! New York: Czechoslovak Recruiting Office, ca. 1918. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (026.00.00)
By war’s end, more than 120,000 veterans received citizenship as a direct consequence of military service and began a tradition of service-based naturalization. Liaison Specialist Owen Rogers explores the intersection of immigration and World War I military service through materials collected by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP). Narratives drawn from oral histories, diaries, memoirs, and correspondence give voice to immigrant veterans’ experiences and invoke the international composition of the “Doughboy.”
Free, tickets not needed.
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.