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Opening night for the exhibit, Fighting for the Right to Fight: The African American Experience During WWII
September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
OPENING NIGHT: This exhibit will open in Dallas for the first time. The exhibit, Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII, begins in the 1920s with segregation and discrimination directed at African Americans. Jim Crow laws restricted their civil liberties in every part of society, including the military.
At the outbreak of World War II, many African Americans rushed to enlist. They were determined to fight to preserve the freedom they themselves had been denied. This is their story.
The exhibit highlights African American achievements during World War II both abroad and at home and explores how the war served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit includes personal accounts of those who served, including an eight-minute video on the Tuskegee Airmen.
Opening night will feature Flight Officer Robert T. McDaniel, former Tuskegee Airman, Mrs. Erma Platte, widow of Tuskegee Airmen instructor Captain Claude R. Platte, and Dr. Todd Moye, History Professor at the University of North Texas. Event is FREE. RSVP required through Eventbrite.
Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII
was produced by The National World War II Museum. All rights reserved.