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Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII

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. Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII tells the story.

The exhibit highlights African American achievements and struggles 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.

Family Days/FREE Admission
Sunday, September 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, January 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Other related programming:
Speaker: Dr. Graham Cox | Topic: Jim Crow Laws and the Nuremberg Trials
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | at the Museum, 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Graham Cox, Lecturer in the History Department at the University of North Texas, will discuss how U.S. policymakers were able to seek
justice for the Holocaust at the Nuremberg trials without addressing racial inequality at home. Free. RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Film Screening: The Tuskegee Airmen | Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Museum, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a screening of HBO’s The Tuskegee Airmen starring Laurence Fishburne. This film is based on the story of the groundbreaking Tuskegee Airmen unit, the first African American combat pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps, who fought in World War II.
Free. RSVP required through Eventbrite.

Exhibit Sponsors: Fox Rothschild LLP, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, and City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

Community Partners: African American Museum, Bishop Arts Theater Center, Claude R. Platte DFW Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen,
Dallas Civil Rights Museum, Dallas County Community College District, Eastfield College History Department, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Paul Quinn College, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Saint Paul Methodist Church, St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Texas Center for African American Studies at University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, Veterans Resource Center, and Wilshire Baptist Church

Media Partners: Albert Outdoor Advertising, Efrogs-Short trip shuttle service, GospelConnection.com and KHVN Radio.

The exhibit will run through January 26, 2018.