Chapel Hill (ECHHS)

East Chapel Hill High School Library

Photography Exhibition: “The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany”
Supported by a grant from the Public School Foundation
April 1-30, 2014

Panel Discussion and Reception: “African-American GIs in Germany”
Monday, April 28, 2014, 4-6 pm
ECHHS library

With Professor Priscilla Layne (UNC-German/African American Studies) and Denise Hill (UNC-Journalism)
Special Guests: Emily Goode (Raleigh) and David Caldwell (Chapel Hill)
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About the Panelists:

  • Priscilla Layne-Kopf is an assistant professor of German and African-American studies at UNC. Her research interests include multiculturalism and Afro-German history and culture.
  • Denise Hill is a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer in journalism at UNC. She has interviewed German wives of American GIs, including her mother, Anna.
  • Emily Goode lived in Wiesbaden, Germany, in the 1950s when her husband, Robert, was stationed there. Her daughter Sharon, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at NCCU, was born in Wiesbaden!
  • David Caldwell served in Heidelberg, Germany, in the military police. His father was one of Chapel Hill’s first black police officers; he, too, served on the force. Today he is officially retired but helps direct RENA, the Roberts- Eubanks Neighborhood Association. In 2013, he received the John Hope Franklin Humanitarian Award for decades of service to our community.