Forgetting & Remembering the Spanish Flu Pandemic

Monday, March 7, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Forgetting and Remembering the “Spanish” Flu Pandemic

Presented by Karl Brown, Associate Professor, History

The “Spanish” flu pandemic of 1918-19 went largely ignored by historians and the general public alike until COVID19 struck in March 2019.  This talk will describe the WWI-era pandemic, suggest some possible reasons for this historical amnesia, and conclude with a discussion of what lessons we can draw from this previous crisis to aid us in our current one.

This lecture is part of the Spring 2022 Fairhaven Lecture Series “American Profiles.”  Lectures in the series will be held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater and are tentatively scheduled to be open to the public. No registration required.  Lectures may be live streamed on our Facebook page. They will be recorded and posted to our website and YouTube channel.  Videos of lectures in this series and in past series can be accessed for free any time after they are posted online.

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