Barbara Reynolds is pictured on the yacht, The Phoenix of Hiroshima, in which she and her family circumnavigated the globe to become nuclear disarmament activists in the late 1950s.
In 1954, Barbara Reynolds and her family began a four-year “Peace Odyssey” in which they sailed around the world in their yacht to protest the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons in the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima.
Reynolds went on to establish the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College in 1976, a place she selected as the depository for materials on the atomic bombing that hastened the end of World War II, yet left 140,000 dead and dying.
On Wednesday 11/18/15 and Friday 11/20/15 Freshman GL125 classes came to visit the Peace Resource Center. During the tours the students got to learn about the history of the Center as well as the resources we have to offer, such as Peace Studies Resources and the archives on the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After the informational part of the visit, the classes were asked to take a look around the center and if they found something that caught their eye, it was requested that they take a picture and upload it to their Instagram accounts. We hope that students enjoyed their visit, and feel welcome to return and spend some time in our lounges!
Peace Corps Prep Program is a partner program between the Peace Corps and Wilmington College. Students who are accepted and meet the criteria outlined through this program will receive a certificate from Peace Corps and priority consideration in their Peace Corps application, although acceptance to Peace Corps is not guaranteed. The purpose of this program is to prepare students who are interested in doing international service, like Peace Corps, and to recognize their achievements.