Jan Jarboe Russell Talks About Motivations and Process @ San Jacinto College Tuesday

Writing a book takes serious committment. Think about the time and energy that goes into one, then think about the fact that in many cases, the writer has no guarantee that anyone will want to read the end product, let alone publish it. Tuesday at San Jacinto College, Jan Jarboe Russell will talk about what motivated her to write The Train to Crystal City, as well as her writing and research process. A book signing will follow.

Also of interest tomorrow, Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies in History, Sam Houston State University, will discuss The Train to Crystal City at Montgomery County - Charles B. Stewart West Branch and historian Dr. Abbie Grubb will review the events that fueled The Train to Crystal City with a special emphasis on the role of minority military units durning World War II.

Gulf Coast Reads @ MFAH

This is where art and literature meet!   Don’t miss this unique Museum tour experience, creating bridges between the literary and visual arts by connecting the major themes and ideas found in The Train to Crystal City, to artworks in the Museum’s collection.  The next tour--and your last chance for Gulf Coast Reads 2016--is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 p.m.  Call (713) 649-7323 or email now to reserve your spot.

Jan Jarboe Russell Joins Lamar U. Historians for Panel Discussion. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1 - 3 PM.

Beaumont-native, Jan Jarboe Russell will join a panel of Lamar University History Department professors for a discussion of The Train to Crystal City as well as the research and process behind it. The program will be held on campus at the Mary and John Gray Library, 8th floor University Reception Center.

Law Library Series Wraps Up with Jan Jarboe Russell and a Conversation with a Crystal City Internee

The Harris County Law Library's Immigration Law and Internment Camps in Texas series wraps up Tuesday with a discussion of The Train to Crystal City with author, Jan Jarboe Russell, and Assistant County Attorney, Julie Coun

Japanese, German, and Italian Enemy Alien Internment Camps in Texas During WWII

william mcwhorterThe lessons of history would all too soon be forgotten without the dedication of people like historian William McWhorter, recently named Executive Director of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC). The organization is, in McWhorter’s words, “responsible for promoting awareness and helping with the education of Texans about the Holocaust and several other genocides.”

Asia Society Hosts Jan Jarboe Russell this Sunday

As most of us know from experience, external pressures on a family inevitably emerge within the family dynamic putting strains on long stable relationships in expected and unexpected ways. It is no different for the families who feature in The Train to Crystal City, and that is one of the things that make it such a compelling read. Author, Jan Jarboe Russell never lets the reader lose sight of the fact that the large tectonic movements of World War II history have very real, life-altering effects for ordinary people. In her appearance at the Asia Society this Sunday, Jan Jarboe Russell will focus her discussion on one such family, the Taniguchis and especially on American-born, teenage daughter Sumi.

Former U.S. Ambassador Chase Untermeyer at the Law Library Tuesday

The Harris County Law Library's series, Immigration Law and Internment Camps in Texas, continues tomorrow with former United States Ambassador, Hon. Chase Untermeyer. Mr. Untermeyer who served three years as U.S. Ambassador to Qatar on appointment of President George W.

Historian Dr. Abbie Grubb on the "Enemy Alien" Experience During WWII

It is a coincidence, or, perhaps, a happy accident for Gulf Coast readers, that Dr. Abbie Grubb, who wrote her doctoral dissertation on the Japanese American experience during World War II happens to be a Gulf coast resident herself.

Gulf Coast Reads at the MFAH

mfahDon’t miss the opportunity to trace the story of a secret American internment camp in Texas during WWII, through the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  On a Docent led tour, discuss the stories of day-to-day life at the camp through the lens of artworks and artists living and working during that era.

Thursday, October 13 – 6:30pm
Thursday, October 20 – 10am
Thursday, October 27 – 6:30pm