Fighting for the Right to Fight in Louisiana
6:00 p.m. Presentation
Join Marcus Cox, PhD, and Charles Chamberlain, PhD, for a conversation with local WWII veterans about their experiences as African American soldiers and Louisiana residents during the war.
Dr. Cox specializes in the modern Civil Rights Movement, African American history, and US history post-1945. He is the author of over a dozen articles and reviews on the history of African American military personnel, black higher education, and military training programs at black colleges and universities, and the book Segregated Soldiers: Military Training at Historically Black Colleges in the Jim Crow South.
Dr. Chamberlain received his PhD in US History from Tulane University in 1999, and worked for 10 years as Museum Historian at Louisiana State Museum. His book Victory at Home: Manpower and Race in the American South during World War II was published in 2003, and he has written numerous articles on jazz history and Gulf Coast music and culture.
Presented by The Alta and John Franks Foundation.
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