Discussion on African-American veterans to highlight Black History Month events at VCU

Black and white portrait of W.E.B. Du Bois. Text reads "We return. We return from fighting. ..."

For its 17th annual Black History Month Lecture, VCU Libraries is featuring a statement from an essay by W. E. B. Du Bois about black veterans returning from World War I. He wrote “We return. We return from fighting. We return fighting.” The program will feature a conversation-style panel of experts who will offer insight into the experiences of African-American veterans.

Throughout February, Virginia Commonwealth University will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events, including a keynote address on political engagement among African-Americans and a panel discussion exploring how the United States has historically treated African-American veterans.

On Feb. 20, VCU Libraries will host its 17th annual Black History Month Lecture with a thought-provoking discussion about how U.S. society has treated African-American veterans after their service and how that affects them and their communities.

The event will be held from 709 p.m. at James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303).

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