Nov 14: LA Creole Hosts a Special Look at “Fighting For the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII”

TO ALL LA CREOLE MEMBERS:

Join us for the next LA Creole Program for this year  

“A Special Look at Fighting For the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII”

Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

The H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center, Louisiana Memorial Pavilion
The National WWII Museum
Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp & Magazine Streets, New Orleans, LA

Attendees please check in at the front door and you will be directed to the classroom where the program will take place. DO NOT get in-line to pay for admission. Look for LA Creole reps to help direct you to the appropriate place.

Then join Family Programs and Outreach Coordinator Shelbie Johnson as she gives an overview of the Museum’s latest special exhibit Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII. Participants will explore the themes and artifacts in the exhibit and discover how they may contribute to the story. After the presentation, spend time immersed in the special exhibit gallery, learning about segregation, bravery, tough choices, and honor deferred through the stories of Tuskegee Airmen, Montford Point Marines, and the millions of African American men and women who fought on the battlefield and the home front during World War II.

Curators will ask you if you know of any WWII veterans or their immediate family who can share oral histories and if you have any photos or memorabilia which can be photographed/scanned and/or used as part of the touring or permanent exhibits.  We invite you to bring any materials you may have with you to share with the group and the Museum.

As are all our public programming events, this exciting presentation is free and open to the public, so you may invite guests to join us as well.

We look forward to seeing you there!

LA Creole Program Committee

Jennifer Quezergue, Chair

 

For more information contact Jennifer at jq999@cox.net  or 504-237-8340

 

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