Black History Month Events

Special Exhibit

Souls of Valor

In recognition of Black History Month, The National WWII Museum is proud to display Souls of Valor special exhibit by photographer and historian Jim Thorns Jr.

February 1 – March 3, 2023

Location: Entrance of BB’s Stage Door Canteen

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Harmonies of Liberty: Kickoff to Black History Month

Celebrate the beginning of Black History Month with The National WWII Museum!

February 01 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Lunchbox Lecture: Bringing the Story of the Tuskegee Airmen to the Stage

Trey Ellis is a two-time Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker, American Book Award–winning novelist, NAACP Image Award–winning playwright, essayist, and Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

February 02 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Fly tells the story of four WWII servicemen in the 332nd Fighter Group of the US Army Air Force as they train in Tuskegee, Alabama. Using their training experience as a microcosm of race relations in America, the play illustrates how these men fought racism at home while battling fascism overseas.

Weekends, February 3 – February 25

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Meet the Author--"Cameron McCoy, PhD, The Men of Montford Point and the Crisis of Jim Crow"

A Conversation with the author Cameron McCoy, PhD and John Curatola, PhD of the Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy.

February 9 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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FREE Student Webinar on the 6888th Central Postal Battalion

Join The National WWII Museum for this webinar highlighting the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, a battalion made up of over 800 African American women during World War II.

February 23 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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The Gen. Raymond E. Mason Distinguished Lecture Series on World War II--"Divisions: A New History of Racism and Resistance in America's World War II Military" by Thomas Guglielmo, PhD

America's WWII military was a force of unalloyed good. While saving the world from Nazism, it also managed to unify a famously fractious American people. At least that's the story many Americans have long told themselves.

Divisions offers a decidedly different view.

February 23 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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African Americans in World War II

Explore profiles, oral histories, photographs, and artifacts honoring African American contributions to World War II from the Museum's collection.

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