Gerald Prokopowicz

Historian

Historian Gerald ("Gerry") J. Prokopowicz is a professor at East Carolina University, where he teaches American history, including courses in American military history. He holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. While his research specialty is the American Civil War, Gerry is also passionate about World War II and a frequent visitor to its European battlefields. He is the author of Did Lincoln Own Slaves? Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Abraham Lincoln and All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862, as well as the online host of Civil War Talk Radio. He served for nine years as the resident Lincoln Scholar at the Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he helped create the award-winning exhibit “Abraham Lincoln and the American Experiment” and edited Lincoln lore. Dr. Prokopowicz is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Lincoln Studies Center and the Lincoln Forum. Gerry will join the "B" D-Day Anniversary departure June 2, 2019.