Berkshire: Reception and Discussion with Charles Dew '58

Date: 7/8/2017
Time: 3:00 PM


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

The Making, and Unmaking, of a Racist 

with

Charles Dew '58
Ephraim Williams Professor of American History


Date
Saturday, July 8th

Time
3:00 Reception
4:00 Presentation

Location
Weston Hall
Presentation Room
995 Main Street, Williamstown

Cost
$10 for Williams alumni, parents, and guests
Includes hors d'oeuvres and beverages
All attendees will receive a copy of Professor Dew's Book

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 '58 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 July 5th


All attendees will receive a copy of Professor Dew's book The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade.  

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

 











Location

Weston Hall

Presentation Room

995 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 02167

Weston Hall is located directly across Main Street from The '62 Center

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Questions?

Please contact Alumni Relations
alumni.relations@williams.edu
(413) 597-4151