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CANCELLED: IBS Speaker Series: The Bath Michigan Schoolhouse Disaster
April 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
We are canceling the remaining IBS Speaker Series for the Spring 2020 semester due to ongoing issues related to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience and will update you if we are able to reschedule this event. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation. You may find regular updates about the campus response to coronavirus and ways to protect yourself at colorado.edu/coronavirus.
Abstract: The first incidence of domestic terrorism in Michigan happned on a sunny May day in 1927 in Bath Township (located 12 miles north of Lansing). 38 elementary school-aged children and 6 adults were killed and 58 others were injured. Learn about the school board treasurer’s horrific crime against a community he believed had wronged him, and how the community coped with the aftermath of this destructive act.
Bio: George Robson is the son of two of the students who survived the Bath Schoolhouse Disaster. His mother was a sophomore and his father was the senior class president. George has researched the history of the incident extensively and will present a photographic remembrance and history of this event.
Light lunch served at 11:45.