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Lecture-Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War

Title:Lecture-Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War
Date & Time:Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details: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.

Doors open at 7 pm and the program starts at 7:30 pm.
Fees:Tickets are $5 for non-members and free to members of the sponsoring organizations. Memberships to the Alexandria Historical Society (AHS) can be purchased at the door.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Lecture, Museums, Old Town

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