invites Williams alumni, parents, and friends to attend
a TEACH IT FORWARD talk entitled
The Making, and Unmaking, of a Racist
Charles Dew '58
Ephraim Williams Professor of American History
Saturday, July 8th
995 Main Street, Williamstown
$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.