Join fellow alumni, family, and friends for Dartmouth on Location in New Orleans at The National WWII Museum on Saturday, March 2, 2024. The renowned museum—a sprawling complex of modern buildings that receives thousands of visitors every day who want to hear “the story of the war that changed the world”—explores the history of World War II, America’s role in the war, and its relevance for today and for the future. The National WWII Museum is a must-see for history lovers and all patriots, it has been designated by the U.S. Congress as America’s official WWII Museum. Powerful images and extraordinary artifacts bring to life the American Spirit, the courage, teamwork and sacrifice of the young men and women who won the war and changed the world.
The evening begins with a reception at BB’s Stage Door Canteen with a buffet and a complimentary bar serving beer, wine, and soft drinks. Following the reception, Matthew Delmont, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History, will give a talk with time to answer questions. Drawing on his book Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad, Professor Delmont will explain the vital and unheralded role Black Americans played in World War II and how Black veterans returned from the war to fuel the civil rights movement. The evening will conclude with private access and time to explore the Road to Berlin and Road to Tokyo exhibitions located in the museum’s Campaigns of Courage: European & Pacific Theaters pavilion.
- 6:00 p.m. Welcome and reception in BB’s Stage Door Canteen
- 7:15 p.m. Faculty presentation
- 8:15 p.m. Time to view Road to Berlin and Road to Tokyo located in Campaigns of Courage: European & Pacific Theaters
- 9:30 p.m. Event conclusion
Reception, talk and time to view exhibition halls.
- Classes 2012 and before: $65
- Classes 2013–2023: $35
The National World War II Museum
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
About our speaker
Matthew Delmont is the Frank J. Guarini Associate Dean of International Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History at Dartmouth. An expert on African American and civil rights history, he is the author of Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad (Viking Books, 2022), which received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.
Professor Delmont is also the author of four previous books: Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African American Newspapers (Stanford University Press, 2019); Making Roots: A Nation Captivated (University of California Press, 2016); Why Busing Failed: Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation (UC Press, 2016); and The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia (UC Press, 2012). He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholar Award to support this research. In addition to these books, he regularly shares his research with media outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, TheAtlantic.com, Washington Post, and The Conversation. Professor Delmont has spoken and consulted with Fortune 500 companies, universities, colleges, and community organizations regarding African American history, civil rights, and how to reckon with the history of racism in America.