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National Museum of African American History & Culture - Public Programs


May
24 Thu

From Civil War to World War I: Honoring America's Black Soldiers

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 3:30 PM, Show at 4:00 PM
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INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: May 4, 2018 12:00 PM to May 24, 2018 3:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The 30th Anniversary of the iconic Academy Award-winning film Glory that chronicled the heroism of the 54th Massachusetts during the American Civil War frames a discussion about the participation of black soldiers during World War I and the state of African Americans writ-large. Participating in the discussion will be NMAAHC (Guest) Associate Curator of Military History Krewasky Salter, Ph.D., Col., US Army Retired. He and others will use a clip from Glory to explore the connection between the Civil War and World War I that laid the foundation for the Red Summer of 1919 and the mindset of the New Negro to regain those civil rights achieved during the Reconstruction period, and lost in the Jim Crow era that followed. Dr. Salter will also present a brief overview of an upcoming NMAAHC exhibition about The African American Experience in World War I that will commemorate the centennial of the Great War.
May
24 Thu

From Civil War to World War I: Honoring America's Black Soldiers sg

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 3:30 PM, Show at 4:00 PM
More Information

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The 30th Anniversary of the iconic Academy Award-winning film Glory that chronicled the heroism of the 54th Massachusetts during the American Civil War frames a discussion about the participation of black soldiers during World War I and the state of African Americans writ-large. Participating in the discussion will be NMAAHC (Guest) Associate Curator of Military History Krewasky Salter, Ph.D., Col., US Army Retired. He and others will use a clip from Glory to explore the connection between the Civil War and World War I that laid the foundation for the Red Summer of 1919 and the mindset of the New Negro to regain those civil rights achieved during the Reconstruction period, and lost in the Jim Crow era that followed. Dr. Salter will also present a brief overview of an upcoming NMAAHC exhibition about The African American Experience in World War I that will commemorate the centennial of the Great War.
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1400 Constitution Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC
United States