Video Lectures

America's Invasion At the "Underbelly" of Europe:

In 1943 the United States and Allied military forces left Africa to invade Sicily as its first step towards its major objective of invading Europe’s “underbelly” in Italy. This will presentation will follow the USA’s initial entrance to Europe via Sicily and travel through Italy and France to Germany for the next 2 years until the end World War II in May 1945. Professor Cardimen will have us follow his Uncle’s journey with the 45th Infantry Division, 180th Regiment from Africa to Sicily under General Patton all the way through the end of the war in Germany. He will also provide family stories and major battlefield events with US and Allied successes that finally helped end the war by fighting the Germans from the “underbelly” of Europe to Germany.

America's Invasion At the "Underbelly" of Europe: In 1943 the United States and Allied military forces left Africa to invade Sicily as its first step towards its major objective of invading Europe’s...
Roadside Reflections: Respecting the Past and Preserving For the Future: Photographer Jackson Faulkner presents our past in a personal and narrative style to honor and show beauty and respect for...
Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story: Author of "Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story", Lou Del Bianco, will share the captivating story of his grandfather Luigi Del...
Suffragette Genius: This presentation will explore how Harriet Beecher Stowe and Elizabeth Cady Stanton leveraged science and theology to advance the role of women in nineteenth-century America with...
101 Things that Happened on the Mackinac Bridge: Mackinac Bridge expert, Mike Fornes, shares a fast paced program about the Mackinac Bridge.
Terror in the City of Champions: In Terror in the City of Champions, author Tom Stanton tells for the first time the riveting, intersecting tales of the frightening rise and fall of the Black Legion...
Marshall Fredericks' Life and Legacy: Learn about Birmingham, MI Public Sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks’ life, career, metal casting process, and his notable public sculptures such as: Cleveland War...
Myths of the Auto Industry's Golden Age: Oakland University History Professor Daniel Clark talks about the mythology surrounding auto workers during the postwar years.