Special screening of 'Black Jack Pershing' May 17

Special screening of 'Black Jack Pershing' May 17

Trailer: "Black Jack Pershing: Love and War"

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Libraries Archives and Special Collections is hosting a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary “Black Jack Pershing: Love and War.” The movie will start at 5:30 p.m. May 17 in Love Library, Room 218.

The event is free and open to the public.

Producer/director Barney McCoy, broadcasting professor at the CoJMC, was honored with the award at the BEA’s 2018 convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, April 8.
Barney McCoy

After the screening, the documentary’s producer Barney McCoy will answer questions, discuss Pershing’s important legacy and his connection to Nebraska. McCoy is a professor of broadcasting in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, He spent five years conducting research on the project.

The hour-long documentary tells the story of Gen. John J. Pershing, a Nebraska icon and commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

This year, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice. Pershing was the only active-duty six-star general in U.S. history.