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Black Americans Who Worked on the Manhattan Project

February 21st @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Although facing discrimination wherever they served, African Americans worked in different roles as part of the Manhattan Project. While most had jobs as manual laborers, numerous Black American scientists, engineers, and technicians played important roles in developing the atomic bomb. These workers, who have largely been lost to history, are examined in this presentation by Dr. David Snead, Professor of History, Liberty University 

About the speaker: David Snead has been a member of the History Department of Liberty University since 2004 and is currently a full professor. He has authored or edited six books: The Gaither Committee, Eisenhower, and The Cold War (1999), An American Soldier in World War I (2006), In Hostile Skies: An American B-24 Pilot in World War II (2006), John F. Kennedy: The New Frontier President (2010), and The Road from Cavite: A Naval Ensign’s Memoir of His Time in the Philippines, October 1941 to May 1942 (2016), and Flying with the Fifteenth (2018). His research emphasis is in twentieth-century American diplomatic and military history.

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February 21st
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut
3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24551
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