Atlanta: Dinner and Discussion with Charles Dew '58

Date: 3/29/2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


invites Williams alumni, parents, and friends to attend
TEACH IT FORWARD talk entitled

The Making, and Unmaking, of a Racist 


Charles Dew
Ephraim Williams Professor of American History

Wednesday, March 29th

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Buffet dinner beginning at 7:00
Presentation at 8:00

Mary Mac's Tea Room
224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA

$15 for Williams alumni, parents, and guests
Includes buffet dinner

Cash bar

In his 2016 book, The Making of a Racist, one of America’s most respected historians of the South, Charles Dew ’58, shares the story of his childhood, growing up in the Jim Crow South. Readers learn how “natural” racial prejudice came to his otherwise loving, close family, and how his consciousness and conscience were raised over the course of his four years as a student at Williams. During his presentation, Prof. Dew will describe what family and community life was like in Southern culture, and how his view of African Americans was shaped by these powerful & highly consequential influences.

Charles B. Dew is Ephraim Williams Professor of American History at Williams College and the author of the Fletcher Pratt Award-winning Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War (Virginia) and Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge, selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Please register by March 19th

If you would like to purchase Charles Dew's book The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade, please click here to order it from Amazon. 

Professor Dew would be happy to sign any copies of the book after his discussion. 


Mary Mac's Tea Room

Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

(404) 876-1800

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Please contact Alumni Relations
(413) 597-4151