Part One: “History” Bill Carey will do an overview of how Tennessee changed during the war in big ways and small ways. For instance, sugar and gasoline were rationed. There were thousands of German prisoners of wars in camps in about half a dozen parts of the state (and you won’t believe how well they were treated.) Also, much of Middle Tennessee experienced war maneuvers, and thanks to MTSU, there is an on-line collection of photos from them that you can show your class.
Part Two: Ray Smith, official historian of Oak Ridge, was formerly employed at Y-12 National Security Complex, and today he does group tours for people who want to learn about the Manhattan Project. In this presentation, he will explain the story behind the project, how it affected countless individuals and how it changed Tennessee and world history.