TORCHBEARERS OF DEMOCRACY: African Americans & World War I
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Thursday, November 8 at 5 p.m.
University Center Auditorium, UTC Campus
Copies of Torchbearers of Democracy will be sold outside the UC Auditorium starting at 4:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.
Attendees in need of accommodations are invited to contact UTC's Disability Resource Center at (423) 425-4006.
For information about visitor parking, please contact Parking Services at (423) 425-4051.
Additional questions may be directed to Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel at Susan-Eckelmann@utc.edu or (423) 425-5621.
For more information about the UTC event program on WWI: 100 Years Later, visit the main homepage: https://www.utc.edu/world-war-i.php
About the speaker: Dr. Chad Williams is the Spector Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Brandeis University. He specializes in African American and modern United States History, African American military history, the World War I era and African American intellectual history. He is author of the award-winning book Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era. He has published articles in numerous leading journals and collections. He has earned fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Ford Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. He is currently completing a study of W. E. B. Du Bois and World War I.
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