Educator and Author Jeffrey T. Sammons to Speak at Adelphi on November 11

Educator Jeffrey T. Sammons to speak at Adelphi Univerisity on the lecture entitled "WWI and the Black Freedom Struggle: Harlem's Rattler as Case Study."

Jeffrey T. Sammons, Ph.D., professor of history at New York University will be the next speaker for Adelphi University’s Changing Nature of War and Peace initiative. He will deliver a talk entitled  “WWI and the Black Freedom Struggle: Harlem’s Rattler as Case Study” on Tuesday, November 11, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Campbell Lounge in the Center for Recreation and Sports located at 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sammons has taught at New York University (NYU) since 1989. Before joining NYU, he taught at the University of Houston and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Sammons has also taught at Princeton University and at Hollins University as a Jessie Ball du Pont Scholar. 

In 1987, Dr. Sammons was named a Henry Rutgers Research Fellow at Rutgers University-Camden where he authored his critically acclaimed book Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society. Dr. Sammons received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in 2001, following a research fellowship he received at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in 2001.  This research led him to co-author the book Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War - The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality with John H. Morrow, Jr.  Currently, he is working on a book about race and golf.

Dr. Sammons is also a national senator of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and a member of the Museum and Library Committee of the United States Golf Association.

This lecture is sponsored by John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture, Adelphi University Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies, the University’s “Changing Nature of War and Peace” initiative, and the Collaboration Project. To learn more about the initiative and the other events planned for the year-long examination of the changing nature of war and peace, visit:

About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.


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