New York University historian and author Jeffrey T. Sammons presents the tragic and heroic tale of the extraordinary African American 369th Infantry whose soldiers distinguished themselves fighting as part of the French Army during WWI. Professor Sammons will contextualize the highly charged and discriminatory social and political climate confronting the soldiers of the 369th and discuss the groundwork they helped to lay for the long black freedom struggle and the modern Civil Rights Movement.
Start:September 26, 2018
End:September 26, 2018
Where:Alexandria Historical Society, 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia, United States, 22314