Lunchbox Lecture Series Online

Join us for the 2022 Lunchbox Lecture Series on select Thursdays throughout the year.

All lectures will be held in real-time through Facebook Live and YouTube. Follow our Facebook page and YouTube channel for notifications.

Lectures will remain available on Facebook and YouTube for those unable to view them live.

Upcoming Lectures

January 20, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET 

Dispatches of D-Day: A People’s History of the Normandy Invasion

With historian and author Jared Frederick. Using 1944 newspaper accounts and letters as its foundation, Frederick’s book takes a fresh look at the events and emotions of the invasion, providing moving portraits of the soldiers and civilians who experienced what General Dwight D. Eisenhower called “the great crusade.”

Free Program Available Through Facebook Live and YouTube

February 3, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET 

Heroines of the Six-Triple Eight

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only all-female, all-African American unit to serve in Europe in World War II. Although few then or now knew of their existence, their vital work—seeing the mail got to and from American servicemen—was crucial to keeping morale up. Learn more about this fascinating unit from April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial, in this special program for Black History Month.

Free Program Available Through Facebook Live and YouTube

March 3, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET 

Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War

Author and journalist Linda Hervieux will discuss D-Day’s only African-American combat unit and their record of heroism and bravery, which remains largely unrecognized today. Among their ranks is a forgotten hero of the D-Day invasion who was nominated for — and denied — the Medal of Honor he rightfully deserved.

Free Program Available Through Facebook Live and YouTube