African American Lecture Series: Five on the Black Hand Side

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, the African American Lecture scheduled for Thursday, September 20 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Five on the Black Hand Side is a performance featuring eyewitness accounts and personal stories about the Vietnam War told in a radio show format. 

Five on the Black Hand Side tells of soldiers who returned to an unwelcoming country that was a hotbed of racial tension, mothers who lost children in a strange land, women who bore the burden of raising children without fathers, and men left to keep the love light burning while women served their country to nurse war-wounded African American men. 

These stories are woven together through interviews and a soundtrack of live music that details the impact of the Vietnam War on African American lives in the United States.

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