CHHS Forum: Joy Carew, " 'There's no Jim Crow on the Trains of the Soviet Union:' Black Sojourners in Search of the Soviet Promise"

When Nov 20, 2009
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Bingham Humanities Bldg, Room 300
Contact NameJennifer Stephens
Contact Phone 852-8977
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Dr. Joy Carew is author of Blacks, Reds, and Russians: Sojourners in Search of the Soviet Promise (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2008)

Description of book:

This is an account of the expectations and experiences of African Americans and other Blacks who left the U.S. to explore the Soviet Experiment in the 1920s and the 1930s.  It draws from rarely seen autobiographies, archival materials,  interviews of descendants, and other historical accounts to broaden our knowledge about the global African diaspora and the factors which compelled peoples to make dramatic moves towards reshaping their futures.

About Faculty Research Forum

Faculty Research Forum is a forum for talks by our faculty and the occasional guests on humanities and social science topics of interest to interdisciplinary audiences.  These forums are sponsored by the Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society with assistance from the College of Arts and Sciences.