Williams Presents Research at Conferences

Chad Williams
Chad Williams

Associate Professor of History Chad Williams recently presented his work at several recent major national conferences. On Oct. 1 Williams chaired and participated in a roundtable discussion on “African Americans and World War I in History, Memory and Culture,” at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in Raleigh, N.C.


On Nov. 6, at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Charlotte, N. C., he discussed the varied experiences of African American soldiers from the South in World War I at a session titled “Fighting Jim Crow: Soldiers, Southerners, and World War I.”


Williams most recently contributed to a panel on “The New Negro Revisited” at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association in San Antonio,  on Nov. 20, discussing the importance of World War I and African American soldiers in reconceptualizing the “New Negro.”

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