Great Americans Day

The 22nd annual Great Americans Day event will feature 18th President of the United States and Commanding General of the Army during the Civil War Ulysses S. Grant, in a first-person portrayal by E.C. Curt Fields, PhD.

The event is November 13, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Living-Learning Center on the Pitt-Johnstown Campus.

Dr. Fields is an assistant professor of education at Belhaven University in Memphis, TN, and has extensively studied Grant and portrayed him as a living history demonstrator.

The program is presented by Pitt-Johnstown’s History Department, the Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society, and Sodexo USA.

The event is sponsored by the Howard M. and Adelle C. Picking Great Americans Day Forum Fund.

About Great Americans Day

Since 1998, Pitt-Johnstown's annual Great Americans Day Citizenship Forum has celebrated the lives of a wide range of citizens, from Presidents and First Ladies to authors and professional athletes. Pieces of their lives provide models of civic virtue — the sacrifice of self-interest for the public good — that the founders intended to be the glue of our Republic.

This series is intended to promote the American ideal of civic virtue central to citizenship and to remind us that the continued success of our society depends upon both individual and collective contributions.

Prior programs focused on the lives of Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Will Rogers to name a few.