Mata Hari, history’s most notorious
female spy, and Edith Wilson, second wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and
the de facto leader of the nation from October 1919 until March 1921, were among
those featured during Thursday’s panel presentation at Cuyamaca College
focusing on women and World War I.
|Cuyamaca College history professors give presentation |
Women and World War I
Presented by the history department and the college’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the event held before a packed audience of students and faculty inside the Student Center also covered the topics “U.S. Woman at Home and Abroad during World War I,” “World War I Nurses, Medics and Red Cross Workers, “ and “World War I and the Suffrage Movement.”
With 2014 as the centennial year for World War I, the history faculty decided to link the anniversary with Women’s History Month.