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Scholar to Portray Role of W.E.B. DuBois in Advocating for African-American Soldiers in WWI

Charles E. Pace will demonstrate how DuBois fought to end institutionalized racism in the military

Post Date:09/06/2018 1:11 PM
Charles E. Pace will perform as W.E.B. DuBois at the Library.

Just in time for Veteran’s Day, the Library invites you to a special Chautauqua performance by seasoned national scholar presenter, Charles E. Pace, as he inhabits the life and times of W.E.B. DuBois. DuBois was an author, activist, and one of founders of NAACP.  He is considered the most influential advocate for African American soldiers' rights during their participation in World War I. Despite institutionalized racism, hundreds of thousands of African Americans fought in the U.S. military during World War I. Even as most African Americans did not reap the benefits of American democracy - so central to the rhetoric of World War I - many still chose to support a nation that denied them full citizenship. DuBois was an eloquent advocate for these men. The program will be held on Thursday, November 8, from 7 to 8:30 pm. Register online. No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register by phone.

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