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Virtual book discussion of "Half American" by Matthew F. Delmont

Wednesday, November 27, 2024, 7-9pm EST (UTC-5)

The Dock C. Bracy Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.

Reading for Understanding: Free Monthly Virtual Book Discussions to Promote Reading, Ongoing Learning and Critical Conversations

Facilitated by Linda & Deborah

Bookstore: The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth, Texas,

Embark on a compelling journey through history with our virtual book discussion featuring Matthew F. Delmont's illuminating work, "Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad."

About the Book

"Half American" chronicles the often-overlooked contributions and challenges faced by African Americans during World War II. Matthew F. Delmont brings to life the stories of those who fought on both the home front and the battlefield, shedding light on their struggles for equality and recognition. Join us as we delve into this epic narrative of resilience, patriotism, and the fight for civil rights.

Discussion Highlights

  • Analyzing the experiences of African Americans during World War II

  • Exploring the intersection of military service and the struggle for civil rights

  • Discussing the impact of wartime contributions on the broader narrative of American history

  • Reflecting on the relevance of these stories in today's context

Virtual Platform

Connect with fellow history enthusiasts on our interactive virtual platform, designed for engaging and inclusive discussions. Registered participants will receive a link to the virtual event in advance, ensuring a seamless connection to this historical exploration.


Deborah and Linda will guide the discussion, encouraging participants to share their insights, ask questions, and explore the profound themes presented in "Half American."


To participate in this insightful book discussion, please register at Registration is free and by donation, and all are welcome to join this enriching conversation.

Support black-owned bookstores

Where and how you choose to spend money has power. Shop The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth, Texas, or visit African American Literature Book Club, to find a black-owned bookstore in your area.


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