African American Speaker Series presents Ivan J. Houston

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday February 25, 2010
      3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Neely Room, Georgia Tech Library, 704 Cherry Street
  • Phone:
  • URL: http://www.gtlibrary.edu
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  • Fee(s):
    N/A
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Contact
Ronald Bayor
School of History, Technology, and Society
Contact Ronald Bayor
404-894-6834
Summaries

Summary Sentence: African American Speaker Series presents Ivan J. Houston

Full Summary: African American Speaker Series presents Mr. Ivan J. Houston, African American business icon, decorated World War II veteran and author of "Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II." A questions/answer period will be followed by a book signi

African American Speaker Series presents Mr. Ivan J. Houston, African American business icon, decorated World War II veteran and author of "Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II."

"Based on the personal experiences 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 infantry 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."

After the talk, a question and answer period will be followed by a book signing and a lite reception.

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

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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
Black Warriors, Buffalo Soldiers, Ivan J. Houston, World War II
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  • Created By: Steven Henderson
  • Workflow Status: Draft
  • Created On: Feb 16, 2010 - 9:48am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:49pm