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Evelyn Streng Lecture in Contemporary Issues: Jan Jarboe Russell

November 14, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM   |   Location: Jackson Auditorium

Evelyn Streng Lecture in Contemporary Issues: Jan Jarboe Russell

The inaugural Evelyn Streng Lecture in Contemporary Issues will be given by Texas native Jan Jarboe Russell, author of “The Train to Crystal City,” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium. Russel's book tells the story of a secret World War II internment camp that was located in Crystal City, Texas. From 1942 to 1948, thousands of German, Japanese and Italian immigrants and children, many of them born in America, lived behind barbed wire in the 290-acre camp located at the southern tip of Texas, approximately 35 miles from the Mexican border.

A native Texan and daughter of a Fredericksburg pioneer family, Professor Evelyn Streng was an educator for more than 40 years, a traveler at heart, and a champion of preservation. Like Professor Streng, Russell has a deep interest in regional issues and history. 

This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the Brown Cultural Enrichment Endowment Fund.

Read more about Professor Streng's legacy

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