Thursday, September 2, 2021

FROM ROAD SCHOLAR: Upcoming FREE Online Lectures: Klondike Gold Rush + Horace Bristol + Korea

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Join us in September and beyond for our upcoming FREE, one-hour Online Lectures! Learn about the Klondike Gold Rush, the photography of Horace Bristol, the efforts to maintain peace between the two Koreas and so much more. Featuring brilliant Road Scholar experts, these lectures can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home, and at no cost to you! 

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The Klondike Gold Rush in response to the 1893 depression in the United States, is one of the most epic movements of people in history. It lured over 100,000 people to one of the most harsh environments anywhere in the world. It is a saga of people willing to risk it all to realize their dreams of gold. Whitehorse, Yukon and Skagway, AK are two cities that were the focal points to get to Dawson, YT where gold was discovered in 1896. Many descendants of today’s Alaskans trace their ancestry to Klondike gold miners. Join our local expert, Jerri Roberts, as she explores the stories and events which left a long-lasting mark on Alaska and its people.

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In his early career, Horace Bristol’s photography was featured in some of America’s most notable publications such as Life, Sunset, Time and also National Geographic. When he began to capture life during the Great Depression, his images of migrant farm workers in California inspired John Steinbeck’s masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. Our expert, Donna Granata, knew Horace personally before his death in 1997 and honors his legacy by maintaining archives of his work near his Ojai, California home. She has contributed to exhibitions of his work at The Getty Center in Los Angeles and is delighted to share stories of his life in this presentation.

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After Japan’s defeat in August 1945, Soviet troops entered the north of Korea, while US troops entered the south. In December 1945, the three victorious allies of the Second World War decided to rule Korea as a trust territory, dividing Korea into north and south along the 38th parallel, with the USSR and the US being given the authority to oversee each part respectively. This lecture will present the long lasting struggle of these two nations to co-exist between conflict and peacemaking ever since.

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