Next Meeting: May 12, 2015
Presenter: Dr. Michael R. Bradley
Dr. Michael R. Bradley is the author of several books on the Civil War, most notably They Rode with Forrest, published in 2012. He has also published articles in several respected Civil War magazines, including Blue and Gray and North and South. One of his articles, “In the Crosshairs: Confederate Citizens Targeted for Death by the United States Army”, ruffled a few feathers.
Dr. Bradley was elected Commander of the Tennessee Division of the Sons of Confederate Soldiers in 2006 and received a gubernatorial appointment to the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission in 2010.
Dr. Bradley holds B.A, Bachelor of Divinity, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.
Raised in the Alabama-Tennessee region near Fayetteville, Tennessee, he is an ordained minister who was pastor at two churches for a total of 38 years. He also taught United States History at a junior college for 36 years. He retired in 2006.
We welcome Dr. Michael R. Bradley.
- Canteen at 6:00 PM — Dinner at 6:45 PM (Note earlier time for dinner)
- Pine Ridge Country Club, 30601 Ridge Road (Ohio 84), Wickliffe, OH (1/2 mile west of Ohio 91)
- Cost $25.00 for an excellent family-style dinner and speaker. Cash bar.
- Reservations are required. Contact Mike Sears at 440-257-3956 or email email@example.com.
Topic: Justice Delayed: the Road to Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and the Civil Rights Movement
Presenter: Judge Paul Mitrovich
Member and Judge Paul Mitrovich drew from his book of the same name to present a history of slavery and the fight for black civil rights in our country. He covered a large period of time, selecting important and/or interesting points along the way. It was a fascinating journey, and got more interesting as he covered the period leading up to Brown v. the Board of Education. The Judge’s insight into the workings of the Supreme Court, the earlier case decisions that signaled the end of “separate but equal”, and the fallout from the decision were all new and interesting.
Judge Mitrovich kept the story moving and the audience engaged. He provided an insight into one of the most significant periods of the Supreme Court as only a jurist can do.
2015 Spring Outing
Summer Golf Outing
At the May meeting, John Sandy will present information about a summer golf outing to be held at Pine Ridge Country Club. Tentative date is Friday, June 19. If you cannot attend the May meeting, further information about the outing will be available here as it becomes available.
Arlan Byrne presents The Battle of Nashville as part of the Great Battles of the Civil War series
We have, in my opinion, one of the best round table newsletters around – thanks to the many contributors and, especially, to the editors. John Sandy set the bar when he took over. Carl Dodero, with John’s assistance, carried the level of excellence forward. Now, our newest member, Becky Byrne has taken over as editor and, judging by the first edition, is maintaining the level of excellence and improvement we have come to expect. Click below to read the latest issue.
The presentations are held the second Wednesday of each month at noon in the James A. Garfield Community Room of the Mentor Public Library. The next presentation is The Laws of War. It will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at noon.