Privately owned World War II collection on display at JSCC for Constitution Day event

Aug 30th, 2022

Presentation by World War II Historian Pete Johnson

JACKSON, TENN. – Jackson State Community College will host a Constitution Day event on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the campus Library featuring a privately owned, traveling World War II collection.

This free and open to the public event will feature former Associate Professor of American History, Pete Johnson who will give a special presentation titled “International Diplomacy in the Aftermath of WWII” at 12:30 p.m. as part of the display.

Johnson, a son of a WWII veteran, has collected memorabilia from the war since he was a child, eventually curating the display in which he titled “World War II Memorabilia and Memories.” The display is an immersive experience based around his collection of WWII relics ranging from flags of the Imperial Japanese military to dress uniforms of Nazi Germany soldiers.

“This Constitution Day event will allow our students and the public to take a deep dive into the depths of WWII history,” said Tammy Prater, Associate Professor of History. “Johnson’s presentation will be an experience you won’t want to miss.”

Johnson has used his collection to teach generations in both his classrooms and during his travels about the global conflict that lasted nearly four years. His presentation not only includes a well-curated collection on display, but stories from WWII veterans he has interviewed. His presentation aims to immerse its attendees in the WWII era and provide an experience that will leave them remembering to honor those who fought for liberty during such a tumultuous time.

As part of the Constitution Day event, pocket United States Constitutions will be given out following the 12:30 p.m. special presentation.

Learn more about Johnson and his collection

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