ASU Professor's New Project Explores Lives Of African-Americans During WWII

Published: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 3:08pm
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ASU Professor Matthew Delmont

World War II has come to be known as the Great War, and it was fought by America’s “Greatest Generation.” That included African-Americans, but their story hasn’t been told with the detail that their history may dictate.

ASU history professor Matt Delmont recently completed his yearlong project, "Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers" and that led him to another project about the lives of African-Americans during World War II.

Delmont, who has become director of the university’s School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

That will give him the opportunity, in a year, to focus on researching and writing about the war and its impact. And Delmont joins me.

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