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A Call to Arms! Black Americans and the Military. Black Military Contributions: From the Revolutionary War to Modern Conflicts

900 West Marion Ave
Bldg B
Punta Gorda, FL

A Call to Arms! Black Americans and the Military. Black Military Contributions: From the Revolutionary War to Modern Conflicts

  • 2/28/20
  • Location: Military Heritage Museum, 900 West Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL
  • Phone: (941) 575-9002
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join James Abraham at the Military Heritage Museum on February 28 as he shares the incredible journey of African Americans throughout USA military history. The military history of African Americans spans from the arrival of the first enslaved Africans during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. In every war fought by or within the United States, African Americans participated, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the Civil War, the Spanish–American War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as other minor conflicts. African Americans have fought for the United States throughout its history, defending and serving a country that in turn denied them their basic rights as citizens. Despite policies of racial segregation and discrimination, African American soldiers played a significant role from the colonial period to the Korean War. It wasn't until the middle of the 20th century that African American soldiers began to receive the recognition and equality they deserved. Featured Documentary: (Requires All Access Pass): A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day. This moving documentary from The History Channel pays tribute to the valor and sacrifice of African-American soldiers while shedding light on the discrimination and disregard that at times proved more threatening than the rigors of battle. 1.2 million African-Americans served in World War II, and although largely forgotten by history, nearly 2,000 of them stormed the beaches of Normandy. Through dramatic recreations and in-depth interviews, we will discover the African-American contribution to the Normandy Invasion. Gulf Theater Showtime: 3:00 pm. (Requires All Access Pass): Flight Simulators: Iconic P-51 Mustang & P-40 Warhawk and Academy Library: Fold 3 Research.
A Call to Arms! Black Americans and the Military. Black Military Contributions: From the Revolutionary War to Modern Conflicts