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Armstrong To Host Discussion with “Mercy Street” Actor William Mark McCullough and Felicity Turner

What:

“Presenting the Civil War: Women, Medicine and Hollywood on ‘Mercy Street’.” Actor William Mark McCullough and Dr. Felicity Turner, an assistant professor in the History Department at Armstrong State University, will hold a discussion of the PBS Civil War drama, “Mercy Street,” produced by Ridley Scott.

Sponsored by Armstrong’s History Department, this event is free and open to the public.

McCullough, a Savannah native, plays Larkin on “Mercy Street,” which is inspired by real events and takes viewers into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history.

Turner will discuss the role of women and medicine in the Civil War and consider how they are represented on “Mercy Street,” while McCullough will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a Civil War-era hit show.

McCullough will appear opposite Tom Cruise in the upcoming thriller, “American Made,” and can be currently seen in a supporting lead role with Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and Adrian Grenier in the crime drama, "Arsenal." He will appear opposite Channing Tatum in the upcoming Steven Soderbergh comedy, “Logan Lucky.” He holds a B.A. in Political Theory and Theatre from Mercer University, as well as a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. Prior to his career in entertainment, McCullough worked in politics and law on Capitol Hill.

Turner’s research and teaching interests include women, medicine and the law in the 19th-century South. Her award-winning research in this area has been published in the Journal of the Civil War Era and forms the subject of her current book manuscript, From Midwives to Physicians. She earned a Ph.D. from Duke University, a M.A. from La Trobe University and a B.A. from Monash University.

When:

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where:

Armstrong State University - Ogeechee Theatre
11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419

Note to Media:

Media may contact Melanie Simón at 912.344.2904 or Melanie.Simon@armstrong.edu for more information or interview/image requests.

Kayla Martinez

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Kayla Martinez
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