African Americans and the War for Democracy
Presented by Adriane Lentz-Smith
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Lecture begins at 7:00 PM
For many of the 386,000 African Americans who served in the military during World War I, the Great War was their civil rights movement. Indeed, the generation before Martin Luther King forged their civil rights ideology by appropriating President Woodrow Wilson’s rhetoric in service to their own visions of self-determination and by protesting his Administration’s expansionist vision of Jim Crow. Adriane Lentz-Smith, associate professor of History at Duke University, will focus on the experience of African American civilians and soldiers in the war years, and how World War I shaped the black freedom struggle.Buy Tickets Here
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