April 16, 2015
WHAT: Max Brooks, the author of graphic novels such as “The Zombie Survival Guide” and “World War Z,” will deliver a lecture at Texas Tech University on his new book, “Harlem Hellfighters.”
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 22)
WHERE: The Mark and Becky Lanier Auditorium at the Texas Tech School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave., Lubbock
EVENT: “Harlem Hellfighters” examines the 369th Infantry Regiment during World War I. The 369th was composed of African-American and African-Puerto Rican soldiers who fought for the U.S. despite a lack of racial freedom in their own home country.
Brooks spent more than two decades researching the book which is a departure from his normal subject of zombies. It is a horrific look at what minority soldiers experienced in order to fight for the U.S.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
CONTACT:Aleesa Ross, director of the Center for Student Success, Outreach and Engagement, College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-0348, or email@example.com.