Americanist Dinner Forum: "Centennial: Remembering the 1917 East St. Louis Massacre"

West Campus, Conference Room A/B, 6:30pm-8:00pm

September

28

This panel is a Centennial event that commemorates the 1917 massacre in East St. Louis.  We look at the history of this pogrom, as one notable historian has called the event, which occurred over several months and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of black residents in the city.  While exploring the galvanizing social and political factors that surrounded the violence, this panel also considers its significances for the racial landscape of the city and the region, explores active struggles to remember the massacre in artistic and cultural projects and work, and examines vital connections to racial issues that define the current moment.

RSVPs are due to tbehr@wustl.edu by Friday, September 22rd.

The Americanist Dinner Fora are the flagship intellectual event for the AMCS community. Each month features a new set of speakers exploring a topic relevant to American Studies through the medium of a selected reading. The reading will be circulated the week prior. AMCS graduate students are expected to attend each of the fora, and AMCS Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend.

Terri Behr

Events & Accounting Assistant

tbehr@wustl.edu