High Noon Talk

On Dec. 7, 1941, after serving breakfast and turning his attention to laundry services aboard USS West Virginia, the ship’s Cook Third Class Doris “Dorie” Miller heard the alarm calling sailors to battle stations. For his heroic actions that followed, Miller was later awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest naval award for combat gallantry. At this special event, hear from historian Michael Parrish, who painstakingly reconstructed Miller’s inspiring actions and offers for the first time a full biography of Miller placed in the larger context of African American service in the United States military and the beginnings of the civil rights movement.
Past date: Wed., Dec. 1, noon
1800 Congress, 512/936-4629
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