ROCHESTER, MI - Oakland University will present a panel discussion titled "Brother Mine and Beyond: Blacks, Jews and American Identity" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17.
Written by Oakland University Associate Professor Kathleen Pfeiffer, "Brother Mine: The Correspondence of Jean Toomer and Waldo Frank" explores the interracial friendship of two noted writers – one black and one Jewish – during the 1920s. Pfeiffer will provide opening comments for the discussion on Thursday.
Following this, several accomplished OU scholars will engage in an interdisciplinary conversation dealing with broader issues of interaction between the black and Jewish communities throughout the 20th century.
In addition to Pfeiffer, panelists will include: