Delaware County Community College Offers “Dialogues for Diversity” Lecture Feb. 8 “The World That They Saved: African American Soldiers of WWI and the Civil Rights Movement”
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA - January 29, 2024)—In the tumultuous era of World War I, African American soldiers not only defended a world in turmoil but also became catalysts for change, challenging the injustices that persisted in their own homeland. In the annals of American history, their contributions have often been overlooked, yet their journey is a testament to the enduring power of hope and determination, as they faced adversity with unwavering courage.
Delaware County Community College’s Center for Equity & Social Justice will present a free lecture, “The World That They Saved: African American Soldiers of World War I and the Civil Rights Movement” by Anthony Taylor, a Temple University doctoral candidate in Africology and American Studies. He will help to unravel the stories of these forgotten heroes and discuss how to celebrate their lasting legacies, for the world they saved and the process they ignited. The lecture is offered virtually via Zoom on Thursday, February 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Taylor served in the United States Army for 20 years as a combat medic, earning numerous distinctions for combat competency, valor and bravery, including the Presidential Unit Citation, the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge. He earned a BA and an MA in History from the University of Toledo and an MA in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. In addition to his doctoral studies, Taylor teaches high school history in Wilmington, Delaware.
The lecture is the latest in DCCC’s “Dialogues for Diversity” series of discussions, which are free and open to the public. It is available both in-person and virtually. Register for the virtual event here, or visit the center’s web page at dccc.edu/center-equity-social-justice.
Since 2020, Delaware County Community College’s Center for Equity and Social Justice has hosted an ongoing series of Dialogues for Diversity discussions and events with rotating topics and formats. The Center provides opportunities for meaningful dialogue that creates awareness, promotes education and leads to transformative change, equity and social justice for all people.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Anthony Taylor, U.S. Army veteran, high school history teacher and Temple University doctoral student in the Department of Africology and African American Studies will deliver a free virtual lecture on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. as part of DCCC’s “Dialogues for Diversity” series.