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French Lecturers to Speak on US entry into WWI
April 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 12:00 amfree
Please mark your calendar and join us for an upcoming “double-feature” lecture commemorating the centennial of the United States' entry into WWI hostilities. Notable French scholars Dr. Pap Ndiaye and Dr. Philippe Gumplowicz will be on campus to talk about America's entry into the war, with a special focus on the participation of a very sizable contingent of African American soldiers. Their lasting legacy includes the initiation of a long love affair with jazz in France.
Dr. Pap Ndiaye (Insitut d'études poliques de Paris) is a French historian specializing in North America sociopolitical history and is a pioneer of “Black Studies” in France.
Dr. Philippe Gumplowicz (Université Paris – Saclay) is a French historical musicologist and jazz specialist.