Franklin Attends Missouri Valley History Conference

Franklin Attends Missouri Valley History Conference

Graceland University Associate Professor of History John Franklin, PhD, attended the 61st annual Missouri Valley History Conference (MVHC) in Omaha from March 1-3, where he served as chair and commentator for a session on the history of the Cold War. MVHC, according to literature provided at the conference, is the longest-standing professional gathering of historians in the region.

Graceland junior, history major Cooper Collier attended the conference with Franklin and presented his paper "Human Rights and President Carter: Afghanistan, the Soviet Union and the 1980 Olympic Boycott" in a student session organized by Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. Collier wrote the original version of the paper for Franklin's Historical Inquiry class.