Franklin Attends Missouri Valley History Conference

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March 5, 2018

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.

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