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Visiting Duke Professor and Author Presentation Explores African Americans in World War I as Part of Commemoration Series

Dr. Adriane Lentz-SmithJoin Dr. Adriane Lentz-Smith for her presentation “African Americans and the War for Democracy”  at Lone Star College-CyFair  Feb. 21.

As part of LSC-CyFair history and government departments’ series of events commemorating the 100-year anniversary of World War I, this visiting Duke University professor will host an evening focused on African-American soldiers and their involvement in WWI.

Dr. Lentz-Smith will explore how black soldiers and civilians handled notions of manhood, citizenship, nationalism and black internationalism as it relates to civil rights, said LSC-CyFair History Professor Robert O’Brien.

African-Americans in WWIIn her Harvard University Press published book “Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I,” he said some of Dr. Lentz-Smith’s research examines the mutiny of black soldiers in 1917 at Houston Camp Logan.

This community presentation will be held from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre of the Center for the Arts Building at 9191 Barker Cypress.

Co-sponsoring this community presentation is the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program and LSC-CyFair’s Windows on the World.

For information on this event or the upcoming March 29 Think Factory panel discussion and April 5 guest lecture commemoration events, contact O’Brien at  Robert.M.Obrien@LoneStar.edu or 281.290.3257 or Political Science Professor Heidi Jo Green at Heidi.J.Green@LoneStar.edu or 281.290.5918.