“Library Lockdown Lectures” invites Curtis Young to continue the saga of African-American soldiers in France in WW1
“Sans distinction d’origine ou de couleur : France confronts wartime segregation”
When the doughboys arrived in France in 1918 their leaders made every effort to send Jim Crow along with them. This talk will take a closer look at how as the war drew to a close, the French National Assembly responded.
Join us on Zoom for a talk with Curtis Young who has spoken at the library twice. Curtis Young is a historian, consultant and writer, and is well known to attendees of the Library’s Speakers Series. He is professor of literature at ESSEC Grande Ecole. His current work celebrates the role played by African-American soldiers in 1917 France. He lives in Paris.
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