LaRue makes informative presentation to Genealogical Society

On Monday, March 19, the Fayette County Genealogical Society opened its 2018 season with a well-attended and well-received presentation, “Searching for Homer Lawson: Ohio’s African American World War I Veterans,” by Paul LaRue.

Paul, a retired social studies teacher from the Washington City Schools, has been the recipient of numerous state and national teaching awards. Best known for his work getting students out into the community for “hands on” history, Paul serves as a member of the Ohio World War I Centennial Committee and the National World War I Centennial Committee as a senior education advisor.

Paul spoke on the sacrifices made by African-American soldiers during World War I and how their contributions to this military conflict were not readily recognized. Pictures were shown…

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