Join the College of Arts and Sciences to communally celebrate the work of Jane Fisher, PhD, associate professor of English, at the next colloquia presentation and wine and cheese reception on Tuesday, February 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Regis Room. Fisher will present “Return From Fighting, Return Fighting:” African-American World War I Soldiers One Hundred Years Later.
Fisher’s talk will focus on the intrinsically hybrid nature of the World War I African-American experience, the heroic achievements of the soldiers who fought (albeit under the French flag) and their often unrecognized legacy that provided a foundation for later 20th century Civil Rights endeavors, using representations from the World War I era (including photographs and propaganda posters) as well as Harlem Renaissance paintings, essays, poetry and narratives.
All are welcome to attend.
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Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate, College of Arts and Sciences