Black History Month Events

Film Screenings

Reel History: "Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II"

Join filmmaker Gregory Cooke as he discusses his documentary Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II, which explores the wartime experiences of 600,000 Black “Rosie the Riveters”—pioneers who courageously battled racism and sexism to help win the war and create job opportunities in industry and government for themselves and future generations of African American women.

February 19 | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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BB's Stage Door Canteen

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Vibrant, energetic, and emotionally captivating, Black Angels Over Tuskegee tells the fictionalized story of six men embarking on a journey to become the first Black aviators in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, a tumultuous era of racial segregation.

February 23 & 24 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

February 25 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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BB's Stage Door Canteen

Dinner with a Curator: “Red Tails Reconsidered: The Tuskegee Airmen at War”

Museum Curator and Restoration Manager Cory Graff dives deep to explore the Tuskegee Airmen, from their turbulent creation to their exceptional combat record that helped pave the way for future generations of Americans.

February 27 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Conferences & Symposia

Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr. Distinguished Lecture on World War II: "The Legacy of African American Women in World War II"

The Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy's two-day Our War Too: Women's History Symposium will begin with this keynote lecture featuring retired US Army Col. Edna Cummings, who will speak on the legacy of African American women in the military.

February 29 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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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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