USA to Hold Talk on Racial Discrimination in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South


Posted on October 10, 2017 by Joy Washington
Joy Washington


An African-American soldier with the 12th Armored Division, Seventh U.S. Army, stands guard over a group of captured German soldiers. Photo courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. data-lightbox='featured'
An African-American soldier with the 12th Armored Division, Seventh U.S. Army, stands guard over a group of captured German soldiers. Photo courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The University of South Alabama, with the support of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will host a talk on “Racial Discrimination & Institutionalized Violence in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South” from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Terrace Room in the Student Center on South’s campus. This event is free and open to the public.

According to Dr. David Meola, program organizer and the Bert and Fanny Meisler Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at South Alabama, students, scholars and the campus community will explore the involvement of governments and racial violence in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South within their specific historical contexts.

“We would like to invite the Mobile community to join us in discussing the histories of minority groups who have been oppressed here in Alabama and in Germany,” Meola noted. “These timely conversations are important in building relationships and understanding within our communities.”

The panel of speakers will include several scholars and Meola. His talk will be on “Jewish German Lives under Siege.” Dr. Kern Jackson, director of African American Studies and assistant professor of English at South, will speak on “Without Sanctuary: Lynching in Alabama History.”  Dr. Phil Carr, the Chief Calvin McGhee Professor of Native American Studies and director of the Archaeology Museum at South, will speak on “Denial of Equal Education to Native Americans,” and Dr. Jake Newsome, campus outreach program officer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will talk about “Race and Violence in the Nazi Campaign against Homosexuality.”


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