Opening TONIGHT at the Stone Center, this event is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC:
“The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and Germany” exhibition will open at the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum, Thursday, September 8, at 7pm.
“The exhibition, on display thru October 28, features photos, cartoons and political posters that tell an intriguing story of how American and German history became intertwined in the struggle for civil rights.
The exhibition was curated by Maria Hoehn, Professor of History at Vassar College and Dr. Martin Klimke, Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. This project expands the boundaries of the African American Freedom Struggle beyond the U.S. and depicts African American GIs as active participants in the victory over Nazism, the democratization of Germany after WWII, and in the advancement of civil rights in their own country and beyond.
The opening reception is set for 7pm on September 8 and is free and open to the public. Professor Maria Hoehn will give a brief presentation at the reception. Local representatives from the National Association of Black Veterans, Tuskegee Airmen, Montford Point Marines, and Buffalo Soldiers will attend the reception as special guests.”
More details about this exhibit are available HERE.
Interested in learning more? Come by the Stone Center Library and check out our latest display of related books. For example:
- Black Yanks in the Pacific: Race in the making of American military empire after World War II, by Michael Cullen Green (2010).
- Germans and African Americans: Two centuries of exchange, edited by Larry A. Greene & Anke Ortlepp (2011).
- Black faces of war: A legacy of honor from the American Revolution to today, by Robert V. Morris (2011).
- The African American experience during World War II, by Neil A. Wynn (2010).