Chad Williams speaks at White House panel on African American veterans
Chad Williams, chair of the African & Afro-American Studies Department, spoke at an event on Monday, Feb. 24 hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.
The event, sponsored by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, featured a screening of the new documentary “Veterans of Color.” Williams participated in a post-film discussion about African American veterans.
Williams is an expert on African Americans and the military. His first book, “Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era,” was published in 2010.