History professors take part in Black History Month Programming

As part of Saint Peter’s University’s Black History Month Programming, two History Department professors will be hosting virtual talks.

On Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11am, classes are encouraged to join Dr. David Gerlach, Chair of the History Department and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, for a discussion of race-based nationalism in Weimar Germany and its rise in the world today, titled “Lessons from Germany before the Nazis: Race-based Nationalism and the Rise of a Demagogue.” The conversation will continue into the noon hour for those interested.

Then, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 12pm, Dr. John Johnson, Jr. will be contextualizing the January 6, 2021 mob attack on the Capitol in the long sweep of United States History with his talk “‘Never Forget What They Did Here’: Meditations on Mob Violence, Black History, Collective Memory, and Safeguarding American Democracy.”

These events are cosponsored by the History Department, Africana Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Social Justice Program, the Center for Undocumented Students (TCUS), the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Muslim Students Association (MSA), Students for Peace and Justice, the Black Action Committee (BAC), Desi Club, the Latin American Students Organization (LASO), and Protecting and Respecting Individuality Diversity and Equality (PRIDE).

For more information about these events and other programming for Black History Month, or to get the Zoom link to join, contact Dr. Devin Heyward, Director of The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at dheyward@saintpeters.edu.