As part of its Fall Lecture Series, the University of Georgia Institute for African American Studies will host a talk on Thursday, September 18, 2014 to mark the publication of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality.
Please join us at 4 PM at Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium (room 271), 300 S. Hull Street., as co-authors Dr. John Morrow, Franklin Professor of History at The University of Georgia and Jeffrey T. Sammons, Professor of History at New York University, discuss the storied African American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard. As noted by Dr. Morrow, “The “Harlem Hellfighters” are the most famous African American fighting unit of World War I and compiled a record unmatched by any other Regiment in the American Expeditionary Forces.” Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War by Jeffrey Sammons and John Morrow is the definitive study of this famous regiment known to have “never lost a man to capture or a foot of ground.”
The program will also include a screening of William Miles’s acclaimed documentary “Men of Bronze,” in which the Regiment detail their experiences. A book signing and reception will follow.
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Location: Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries Auditorium (Room 271), 300 S. Hull Street
For those of you who cannot attend the entire event, the schedule is as follows:
4:00–Welcome and introductions
4:15-5:15—screening of “Men of Bronze”
5:15-6:15—Authors John Morrow and Jeffrey Sammons on Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War
6:15-6:45– Q and A
6:45-7:15– book signing and reception