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. It includes personal accounts of those who served, including an eight-minute video on the Tuskegee Airmen.
Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII was produced by The National World War II Museum. All rights reserved. National Touring Sponsors: Abbot Downing & Wells Fargo.
The exhibit will run through January 26, 2018.
Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District
African American Museum
Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Claude R. Platte DFW Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen
Dallas Civil Rights Museum
Eastfield College History Department-DCCCD
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Veterans Resource Center
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