University of Mississippi

Dr. Eugene J. Richardson and Mr. Fredrick Terna Present Final Intertwining Legacies Lecture


The final event in the year-long lecture series, “Intertwining Legacies:  Jews and African Americans in the Deep South” is quickly approaching.  In this presentation, a Holocaust survivor and a former Tuskegee Airman will discuss antisemitism, racism, and the relationship between Jews and African-Americans during World War II.  Mr. Fred Terna is a survivor of Auschwitz who watched African-American troops liberate Jews, only to return to Jim Crow oppression back home.  Dr. Eugene Richardson, an African-American fighter pilot who trained at four military bases in the South, served at a time when many white soldiers were openly antisemitic and racist. The talk is part of the lecture series, “Intertwining Legacies: Jews and African-Americans in the South,” organized by the Critical Race Studies Group and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.The presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 30th at 5:00 pm in the Overby Center Auditorium.   A reception will follow.


For more information about the event, please see the official University of Mississippi press release.

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