Tri-C To Host "Half American" Author Matthew F. Delmont
Free events at all campuses will focus on the Common Reading Program’s Book of the Year
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will welcome Matthew F. Delmont, author of Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad, to the College Feb. 13 ̶ 14. Half American was selected as the Common Reading book choice for 2023-2024.
Winner of the 2023 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Nonfiction, 2022 Book of the Year from TIME, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and a New York Times Notable book, Half American tells the untold story of Black soldiers throughout U.S. history.
"We're incredibly excited to welcome Mr. Delmont to Tri-C," said Theresa Gromek, chair of the Common Reading Program at Tri-C. "We try to highlight those voices and stories that are often untold with our Common Reading Book of the Year choices. Half American is a great example of those untold stories, and the opportunity to hear from the authors themselves is unparalleled."
The events are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Westshore Campus | 10 – 11 a.m. | SLT Commons
Eastern Campus | 1 – 2 p.m. | ESS Auditorium
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Western Campus | 11 a.m. – noon | Galleria
Metro Campus | 2 – 3 p.m. | MLA 102
The Common Reading Program builds community and fosters intellectual engagement by drawing faculty and students together in a discussion of a common fiction or nonfiction text. Events are free to attend.
Delmont is currently the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History at Dartmouth College. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and an expert on African-American history and the history of civil rights. Delmont has written four other books: Black Quotidian, Why Busing Failed, Making Roots and The Nicest Kids in Town. Delmont’s work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, NPR and multiple academic journals. A Minneapolis native, Delmont earned his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University.
January 25, 2024
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