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This Wednesday: Archives Speaker Series

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The Canisius College Archives Speaker Series presents

Ku Klux Klan Attacks on New England’s Franco-Americans

With Eileen Angelini, Ph. D., professor, Modern Languages

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3:30 pm, ALB Library, First Floor

Dr. Eileen Angelini will give the Archives Speaker Series Lecture in the ALB Library on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:40 p.m.

She will focus on the Ku Klux Klan’s (KKK) threats against Quebecois immigrants to New England in the first half of the twentieth century, using excerpts from the documentary film Réveil, on which she served as historic consultant.

Although the Ku Klux Klan is most closely associated with violence against blacks in the American South, they pervasively terrorized people in northern locales from Milo, Maine, to Buffalo, New York, where they often targeted white immigrants. Historic documentation discovered for this film echoes today’s debates about immigration, assimilation and language.

Dr. Angelini received her B.A. in French from Middlebury College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Brown University. She is currently professor of French at Canisius College, and has been the recipient of a Canada-U.S. Fulbright award as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), and in 2012 was named Chevalier dans l’Ordres des Palmes Académiques.

The Archives Speaker Series features scholars whose work relies on archival research, and those who have produced an expression of scholarship based on archival research.

Sponsored by Canisius College Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives & Special Collections, and the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Kathleen M. De Laney, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at 716-888-8421 or