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Jul 31 2018


7:00 pm



The Seoul Exception: The US’s Decision to Fight in Korea

When North Korea invaded South Korea in June 1950, its leaders did not expect the United States to come to South Korea’s defense. Most Americans didn’t expect that either. But in a surprising move, President Truman reversed two years of policy and responded to the invasion with force to preserve South Korea’s independence. In this illustrated lecture, Kurk Dorsey discusses how Truman made the unlikely decision that the defense of South Korea was vital to the United States.
Kurk Dorsey has taught History at the University of New Hampshire since 1994.

Admission is $8.00 per person for non-members and $3.00 forWright Museum members, unless otherwise noted.  Because of limitedseating, we strongly encourage you to make reservations by calling603-569-1212.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m.

The 2018 Educational Programs aresponsored by Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney.