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RACE at the Smithsonian on September 21

The RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibit is at the Smithsonian Institute ‘s National Museum of Natural History. In tandem with the exhibit, Smithsonian is hosting a monthly series of events entitled The Scholar is In and The Scholar is Online.

The Scholar Is In is a new program series for RACE: Are We So Different?, a temporary exhibition on view at the Museum through January 8, 2012. Visitors can meet and talk with anthropologists, scientists, historians, sociologists, and other researchers about race, science, history, and society in the exhibition hall.

On September 21st, meet Dr. Tom Guglielmo in the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibition from 1pm to 3pm. Dr. Guglielmo is Associate Professor in the George Washington University’s American Studies Department. He will talk about his current research, including a book tentatively titled Race War: World War II and the Crisis of American Democracy. He’ll discuss how race shaped the draft, military blood banks, and other stories in a multiracial synthesis of Americans during the war years.

Can’t make¬† it to the museum?¬† Visit RACE’s virtual exhibit and chat with Dr. Tom Guglielmo from 3pm to 4pm online. Click here to meet us at 3pm.

Prof. Guglielmo’s teaching and research interests include race and ethnic studies, immigration, and twentieth-century U.S. social, cultural, and political history. His book, White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890-1945, won the Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians and the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians.

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