WILLIAMS REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATLANTA
invites Williams alumni, parents, and friends to attend
a TEACH IT FORWARD talk entitled
The Making, and Unmaking, of a Racist
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
$15 for Williams alumni, parents, and guests
Includes buffet dinner
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.