Premiere: PBS Documentary The Great War
The Minority Experience

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00-8:30 pm | The Commons, Spooner Hall

Join us for a sneak peek of this PBS documentary’s exploration of race and ethnicity during WWI. The 40-minute film, excerpts from The Great War, a 6-hour PBS series airing April 10-12, documents the minority experience, particularly that of African-American soldiers and Native-American code talkers, whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten. The film will be followed by an interdisciplinary panel discussion moderated by Clarence Lang, Professor and Chair, Dept. of African & African-American Studies. Panelists include: Michael D. Tosee, PhD, History; and Jancita Warrington, Director, Haskell Cultural Center and Museum

The European Studies Program is partnering with the Watkins Museum of History and the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum on this KU WWI Centennial Commemoration event. Other sponsors include Dept. of African & African-American Studies; Center for Global & International Studies; Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; College Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; History; Indigenous Studies Program; Office of First Year Experience; Peace & Conflict Studies; University Honors Program. For more information on the documentary, see here.

The Kansas WWI Centennial Committee is dedicated to promoting educational activities related to the First World War throughout the centennial commemoration period.