Lecture will be in Room 102, Ellison Hall, in Watson Arts Building
“One Women’s War in China: An American Red Cross Club Director in World War II”
The presentation examines the challenges and opportunities encountered by Rita Pilkey, An American Red Cross Club Director stationed in China’s Yunnan Province during World War II. Pilkey’s feisty and daring spirit, her grit and determination, her ingenuity, and her equanimity served her well. She epitomizes the energetic fortitude of the 5,000 American Red Cross recreational workers assigned to distant overseas postings during World War II.