As part of its fall 2014 lecture series, the Institute for African American Studies will host a discussion with the authors of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality.
Open free to the public, the lecture will be held Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the special collections libraries.
Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War is written by John H. Morrow Jr., UGA’s Franklin Professor of History in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and Jeffrey T. Sammons, professor of history at New York University. The book details the origins, evolution, combat exploits and post-war struggles of the African-American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard to fight in World War I. The talk will include a screening of a documentary on the 369th. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the authors at a reception to follow the lecture.