IBS Speaker Series: "The Bath Michigan Schoolhouse Disaster"

When: Monday, November 30th 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: Zoom link: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/98876839061 - email ibs-contact@colorado.edu for password
Who: George Robson

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.