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North Carolina Women ‘Do Their Bit’ During WWI presented by Dr. Angela Robbins
May 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The women of North Carolina were prepared to offer aid to war-ravaged Europeans in part because they were already organized to help the needy and vulnerable with their own communities. They were encouraged to do their bit by preserving food in the wake of severe shortages, raising funds for Liberty Bonds, and preparing care packages for soldiers. Whether club members or college students, women immediately began collecting funds and provisions to send overseas and committed hours to war relief through the Red Cross.
Dr. Robbins has a degree in Museum Studies and a Ph.D. in U.S. History from UNC-Greensboro. She has taught middle school and worked in education and collections management for museums and historical sites in the Greensboro area.