John Morrow, Jr.: The African American Experience in World War I and Aftermath
When African Americans participated in the war effort on the home and fighting fronts, how did white Americans respond to their efforts? Ultimately, how did the war affect race relations and the conditions of African American life in the postwar United States?
John H. Morrow, Jr., WWI Symposium Keynote Speaker, is Franklin Professor of History at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on the history of the First World War. He is the author of seven books, on topics including the role of air power, imperialism, and African American soldiers in the Great War.
Morrow’s talk will address how African Americans understood and participated in the war effort on the home and fighting fronts and how white Americans responded to their efforts. He will explore how the war affected race relations and the conditions of African American life in the postwar United States.
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Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931