Fighting Wars & Racism: Teaching the History of Black Americans in WWII

Open to: All Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: Black Americans played pivotal roles in the mobilization for World War II, all while battling racist violence and discrimination in the military and on the home front—and yet, their stories are excluded from many historical accounts and textbooks that cover the war.

Matthew Delmont will discuss his new book, “Half American”, highlight the crucial contributions of Black Americans during World War II, and reveal how these experiences change our understanding of the United States’ response to Nazism and fascism.

Participants will receive a free signed copy of “Half American”, while supplies last.
Key dates:  Wednesday March 29 from 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m. EDT
Location: New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 476 5th Avenue New York, NY 10018
Registration deadline: 03/28/2023
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