Over Here: The Homefront During World War I
World War I activities on the homefront literally changed the South Carolina landscape, as well as how women and African-Americans saw themselves as a part of society. But how do these stories fit into the bigger picture of South Carolina's history? The program examines:
- Pro-war and anti-war sentiment in a state that called Woodrow Wilson their own
- African American participation: Why African Americans supported the war effort and how they were disappointed by the response to their efforts
- Women’s roles: How the war effort played a part in the women’s movement
- Military camps: How they sprang up, practically boomtowns, and what they meant for South Carolina cities
- The influenza epidemic in the fall of 1918: How it affected war efforts, how the camps may have played a role, and the impact on the state
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"Over Here" is part of Forward Together: South Carolina in World War I, a collaborative project that commemorated the 90th anniversary of the United State's entry into the Great War through exhibitions, lectures, a documentary and living history performances.
- South Carolina State Museum
- South Caroliniana Library, USC
- McKissick Museum, USC
- South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
- Historic Columbia Foundation
- South Carolina Educational Television Network
Forward Together is funded in part by a grant from the Partnership for a Nation of Learners, a leadership initiative by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
For more information go to www.scforwardtogether.org
"Over Here" was directed and edited by Mark Adams, and produced and written by Jenny Maxwell. It premiered on ETV October 18, 2007.