Dr. Henry Antkiewicz and Graduate Student Emily Lu featured in ETSU's Illuminated Magazine
The Washington County Historical Association: (WCHA) Awards of Merit program annually
recognizes individuals, as well as organizations, whose work have significantly contributed
to our understanding of community history as it occurred throughout Washington County’s
historical boundaries, including work on Sullivan, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi and Carter
History is the study of humans as revealed by the past. The study of history is an
indispensable intellectual endeavor for students who desire to understand and appreciate
the human condition in all its diversity, as well as the historical process that has
shaped their personal lives. The Department of History offers a wide array of courses
in the history of Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States designed
to acquaint students with the complexities of today's multicultural "global village"
and to deepen their understanding of the events, opinions, ideas, and facts they will
need to make informed political, social, and personal judgments throughout their lives.
The study of history provides an appropriate background for almost any career. The
history degree is particularly useful in preparation for professional and graduate
studies, such as law and religion. The non-professional historian can find a rewarding
career in teaching, archival work, museums, journalism, government, administration,
and other occupations that call for a strong liberal arts background. From world history
to religious studies, from law schools to journalism, ETSU's Department of History
prepares students for career and graduate school success!
Historical Events in July
August 2, 1776: The Declaration of Independence was signed by the 55 members of the Continental Congress
August 18, 1920: The 19th Amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote.
August 24, 79 A.D.: Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the cities of Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum.
August 28, 1963: March on Washington occurred as over 250,000 people attended a Civil Rights rally
where Dr. Martin Luther King made his I Have a Dream speech.