African American Speaker Series presents Author Ivan J. Houston

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    • Thursday February 25, 2010 - Friday February 26, 2010
      3:00 pm - 4:59 pm
  • Location: Neely Room, Georgia Tech Library
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Steven Henderson
School of History, Technology & Society
404-894-3196 

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Summary Sentence: WWII veteran discusses his book "Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II"

Full Summary: Georgia Tech's African American Speaker Series presents Ivan Houston, a decorated World War II veteran and author of "Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II." A question and answer session will be followed by a book signing and a light reception.

Georgia Tech's African American Speaker Series presents Ivan Houston, a decorated World War II veteran and author of "Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II." A question and answer session will be followed by a book signing and a light reception.

Based on the personal expereinces of the author, Ivan J. Houston, and the official military journal he maintained for his battalion, this is the riveting story of the first Black combat infanty unit in WWII that fought in Italy for the segregated U.S. Army (and the subject of Spike Lee's film, "Miracle at St. Anna"). In the book, Houston also reveals the hypocrisy of racism that African Americans faced infighting to free other nations, while their own country still treated them like second class citizens. Houston — who became a decorated veteran and revered business icon — is also the great-great grandson of Georgia slaves, Jane and James Houston.

Although not required to attend, as a courtesy please RSVP steven.henderson@hts.gatech.edu for seating and reception purposes.

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Keywords
african american, Black History Month, blacks WWII, buffalo soldier
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  • Created By: Michael Hagearty
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  • Created On: Feb 8, 2010 - 8:20am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:49pm