Session 1: Greek Americans and African Americans
Date: June 18, 2020
The inaugural session had as its topic the encounters between African Americans and Greek Americans. This under-researched topic directs scholars toward a fascinating prospect in Greek American studies, the exploration of Greek America in connection with other ethnic and racial groups.
The departure points for the conversation were two sources:
a) The mini-documentary, “Between Black and White: Greek-Americans in the 20th century”
b) The book chapter, “Black Metropolis” by Dan Georgakas.
Lamprini Thoma, the researcher for this documentary, and Dan Georgakas joined the discussion.