Join us for the opening reception for Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II.
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:30 p.m.
Mrs. Erma Bonner-Platte, widow of Tuskegee Airmen instructor Claude Platte, Jr.
Flight Officer Robert T. McDaniel, former Tuskegee Airman
Dr. J. Todd Moye, Professor of History at the University of North Texas.
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.
Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII was produced by The National World War II Museum. All rights reserved.
Exhibit Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Fox Rothschild LLP, Office of Cultural Affairs.
The exhibit will run through January 26, 2018.”