Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Marching on Washington: The Bonus Army of 1932


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Price for Non-Members: $10
Date/Time: Saturday May 14  10:30 – 12:00
Instructor: Susan McGough, M.A. American Studies, University of Hawai’i
Location: ONLINE 

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Course Description

Americans were shocked when on January 6, 2021, rioters attacked the Capitol.  There have been many assaults and marches on the Capitol.  In 1932, World War I veterans were on the move. 42,000 citizens–WWI veterans, their families, and supporters–made their way to Washington to speak with their elected representatives.  They built Hoovervilles and lobbied for the bonuses that had been promised to them at the end of their war service.  The drama that played out included well-known figures such as Herbert Hoover, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, J. Edgar Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, George S. Patton, and Ernest Hemingway. (ONLINE)

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Susan McGough, MA American studies, University of Hawai’i

Event Details

Date: 2022-05-14

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.



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