Join Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group for an author discussion of the new book, The Wounded World: W.E.B. Du Bois & WWI.
Hope, betrayal, disillusionment and transformation. W.E.B. Du Bois encouraged African Americans to join the Allied cause in WWI, but after-the-fact became haunted by this decision. In the effort to atone, he began a manuscript detailing the history of Black participation in WWI – a manuscript that ultimately remained unfinished.
Professor and award-winning author Chad Williams’ new book explores the legacy of Du Bois. As we celebrate Juneteenth, learn more about the most influential scholar-activist in African American history in this compelling lecture, hosted in partnership with the Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group.
Free with RSVP | Auditorium and Online