That's Temple University Japan, not Temple Valley University (which doesn't exist - yet).
In this captivating(45 minute) lecture from Temple University Japan, Ben Karp* speaks on "Japan & African Americans from the Russo-Japanese War to Pearl Harbor." After the lecture Karp half-jokingly notes that "in America this would be really obscure, and interesting to about eight people and I'm not even sure I'm one of them." "But," he adds, "it's a really important time period and I think some of the questions of nationalism and also racial romanticism really still matter today. Especially since we're not finished with empires at all in this world..."
So sit back and prepare to be enlightened as Ben Karp spotlights this "obscure" but important chapter in America and Japan's shared history. You can read a little more about Ben Karp's lecture and lots more @ BlackTokyo.
*Karp is a doctoral candidate at Yale University focusing on African American - Japanese relations from the period 1905 to 1941. He will return to lecture at Temple University's Japan campus on July 5th.
Correction: I had earlier spelled the speaker's name, "Karp," with a "C" and provided an erroneous link to Ben Carp, another smart guy with the same name only spelled like the fish. I hope I've got it right this time.