The Texas Collection presents:
On Changing Tides: Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and
the Civil Rights Movement
featuring Dr. T. Michael Parrish of the Baylor University Department of History
Foster Campus for Business & Innovation
A native Wacoan, Miller served as a messman in the United States
Navy and earned the Navy Cross for bravery due to his actions
during the December 7, 1941 battle. Miller would go on to become
the face of a recruiting drive and the nascent Civil Rights Movement.
He died when his new ship, the Liscome Bay, was torpedoed by the Japanese
Dr. Parrish's lecture will explore Miller's life and legacy. His talk will be based on
his book, Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and
Dr. Parrish will be available to sign copies of his book after the lecture. The Baylor
Bookstore will be on-hand to sell copies of the book as well.
You can purchase Dr. Parrish's book from Amazon here.
Foster 250 is located in the Foster Campus (circled in green below), and free parking is available in the parking lots next to Cashion and in the Speight Parking Garage.