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2017-18 Common Read/Common World Events



Yaa Gyasi will speak on campus on November 16 at 7PM in the Student Center Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public.

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Campus Events of interest:

Racial Discrimination & Institutionalized Violence in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Student Center Terrace Room

In this panel discussion students, scholars, and the campus community will explore the involvement of governments and ordinary citizens in systems of targeted oppression and racial violence in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South within their specific historical contexts.

Bert & Fanny Meisler Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, University of South Alabama
"Within the 'Christian State': Jewish German Lives under Siege"

Director of African American Studies and Assistant Professor of English, University of South Alabama
"Without Sanctuary: Lynchings in Alabama History"

Campus Outreach Program Officer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
"Race and Violence in the Nazi Campaign against Homosexuality"

Chief Calvin McGhee Professor of Native American Studies and Director of the Archaeology Museum, University of South Alabama
"Denial of Equal Education to Native Americans"

This program is co-organized by the Department of History, Gender Studies Program, African American Studies Program, and the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Alabama. Generous support is provided by the Anne and Harry Chinitz Campus Outreach Lecture Fund of the USHMM's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

For more information contact:
Dr. David Meola (
Dr. Jake Newsome (


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