Event: Racism, Fascism, and the Jim Crow Military, As Seen Through the Testimony of Leon Bass
Please join us February 25 at 4:00 PM EST for Racism, Fascism and the Jim Crow Military, As Seen Through the Testimony of Leon Bass, with Anna Duensing, PhD Candidate.
At the heart of the Nazis' monstrous genocidal plot was the same otherization, bigotry and scapegoating that animated — and continues to animate — the white supremacy wielded against America's African-Americans for generations. Black soldiers were on the front lines of the battle to stop them, but were made to understand that they were seen by the institution they served as "less than."
Please join our special guest speaker, Anna Duensing, a PhD candidate at Yale University who studies antifascism in the civil rights movement and Black radical theories of fascism in the US. She will speak with us about the African American service members who confronted the Nazi threat and witnessed the end stages and immediate aftermath of the Holocaust, even as they themselves served in a segregated military. You can watch a short preview of what you can expect February 25 here: https://fb.watch/3ITM6Fe3wu/