In recognition of Black History Month, Case Western Reserve University students are invited to join the Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL) to see a production of Red Summer at Karamu House Thursday, Feb. 23. Participants will meet in front of the CCEL office (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 265) promptly at 6:30 p.m. Students will join CCEL student leaders in vans.
The Karamu House was founded in 1915 and is the oldest producing African American theater in the U.S.
Red Summer portrays an event that affected at least 26 cities across the United States. Racial tensions across the U.S. were exacerbated by the discharge of millions of military personnel back to their homes and domestic lives following the war’s end. Competition for opportunities in postwar America combined with a radically changed social landscape placed whites and Blacks in conflict, leading to tragic results.